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Spotlight on Commerce

The Spotlight on Commerce series highlights members of the Department of Commerce and their contributions to the Open for Business Agenda.

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Spotlight on Commerce: Robyn Diehl, Training Specialist in the International Trade Administration

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Guest blog post by Robyn Diehl, Training Specialist, International Trade Administration My father is a Vietnam and Iraq War veteran, so I was raised to understand the challenges and benefits of military service. It was not my life’s...

Spotlight on Commerce: Dawn Taylor, Management and Program Analyst, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Guest blog post by Dawn Taylor, Management and Program Analyst, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) My name is Dawn Taylor, I am a Management and Program Analyst with the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). I grew up in one of the...

Spotlight on Commerce: Warren Anderson, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service – St. Louis

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Guest blog post by Warren Anderson, International Trade Specialist, U.S. Commercial Service – St. Louis How did I get here? I find myself asking that question often. I especially found myself wondering that last summer on my 32nd...

Spotlight on Commerce: Son Lam, Management Analyst, U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Guest blog post by Son Lam, Management Analyst, Office of Financial and Management Services, U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) When I first arrived in America, I was a three-year-old refugee from Vietnam immediately...

Spotlight on Commerce: Robert Brown, International Trade Compliance Analyst, International Trade Administration

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Guest blog post by Robert Brown, International Trade Compliance Analyst, International Trade Administration I’m sure that many people who write these types of blogs will tell you that they joined the military because they felt that it...

Spotlight on Commerce: Stephanie Mendez, Senior Management & Efficiency Analyst and President of Commerce Veteran's Affinity Committee

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. Guest blog post by Stephanie Mendez, Senior Management & Efficiency Analyst and President of Commerce Veteran's Affinity Committee My name is Stephanie Mendez and I am a Senior Management and Efficiency Analyst within the Office of the...

Spotlight on Commerce: Ray Cohen, Deputy Assistant Director for International Operations, Bureau of Industry and Security

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce Military Veterans in honor of Veterans Day. My name is Raymond Cohen and I work for the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). I grew up in the wonderful city of Detroit, Michigan and am a retired Air Force Veteran. I served in the Air Force for 20 years...

Spotlight on Commerce: Nestor Ramirez, Technology Center Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees during Hispanic Heritage Month. Guest blog post by Nestor Ramirez, Technical Center Director, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) is one of those amazing places in government you may not be familiar with. The...

Spotlight on Commerce: Jenise Reyes-Rodriguez, Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions and accomplishments of Department of Commerce employees in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15—October 15). Guest blog post by Jenise Reyes-Rodriguez, Computer Scientist, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) I feel honored to represent my culture for the Department of...

Spotlight on Commerce: Raul Rodriguez, Utilities System Repair Operator, Office of Space & Building Management

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Ed. note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions and accomplishments of Department of Commerce employees in honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15—October 15). Guest blog post by Raul Rodriguez, Utilities System Repair Operator, Office of Space & Building Management I was born and raised in Caguas, Puerto Rico. My mother was an...