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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: Wyatt Vreeland, Research Chemical Engineer, Material Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology

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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 LGBT Pride Month. Guest blog post by Wyatt Vreeland, Research Chemical Engineer, Material Measurement Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) I was born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, in the mid-70’s into a blue-collar working-class family. My...

Spotlight on Commerce: Lisa Ng, Mechanical Engineer, Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Group, Engineering Laboratory, 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 of Department of Commerce employees during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Guest blog post by Lisa Ng, Mechanical Engineer, Indoor Air Quality and Ventilation Group, Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) I immigrated to the United States with my parents when...

Spotlight on Commerce: Bina Kapuaikauikawekiuonalani Mossman-Saafi Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist –Tribal Affairs Liaison, U.S. Census Bureau

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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 Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Guest blog post by Bina Kawekiu Mossman-Saafi, Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist – Tribal Liaison, U.S. Census Bureau As an Intergovernmental Affairs Specialist and Tribal Liaison for the U.S. Census Bureau at the...

Spotlight on Commerce: Charles Kim, Director of the Office of Petitions, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

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Ed. Note: This post is part of the Spotlight on Commerce series highlighting the contributions of Department of Commerce employees in honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month. Guest blog by Charles Kim, Director of the Office of Petitions, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) As the Director of the Office of Petitions, I oversee a talented group of petitions examiners...

Spotlight on Commerce: Jessica Falk, Area Director, Austin Regional Office, Economic Development Administration

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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 Women’s History Month. Guest blog post by Jessica Falk, Area Director, Austin Regional Office, Economic Development Administration I am an Area Director with the Economic Development Administration’s Austin Region Office and oversee the grant portfolio for...

Spotlight on Commerce: Lucia Foster, Chief Economist and Chief of the Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau

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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 Women’s History Month. Guest blog post by Lucia Foster, Chief Economist and Chief of the Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau As chief economist of the U.S. Census Bureau and chief of the Center for Economic Studies (CES), part of my job is to help...

Spotlight on Commerce: Emily Miller, Policy Advisor, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, U.S. Economic Development Administration

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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 Women’s History Month. Guest blog post by Emily Miller, Policy Advisor, Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, U.S. Economic Development Administration While on my first deployment in the U.S. Army in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, I had the honor to...

Spotlight on Commerce: Deborah Stempowski, Chief, Decennial Census Management Division, U.S. Census Bureau

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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 Women’s History Month. Guest blog post by Deborah Stempowski, Chief, Decennial Census Management Division, U.S. Census Bureau I am the chief of the Decennial Census Management Division at the U.S. Census Bureau, and have served in this capacity since May of 2016...

Spotlight on Commerce: Laura Peter, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the 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 Women’s History Month. Guest blog post by Laura Peter, Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) This past November, I was appointed Deputy Director of the U.S. Patent and...

Spotlight on Commerce: Irette Y. Patterson, Program Analyst, U.S. Economic Development Administration

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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 Women’s History Month. Guest blog post by Irette Y. Patterson, Program Analyst, U.S. Economic Development Administration I am a Program Analyst for the Economic Development Administration’s Trade Adjustment Assistance for Firms program (TAAF). The program...