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Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Trade Talk: Perspectives from Karen Dunn Kelley, Deputy Secretary of Commerce

Start Date: 1/29/2020 8:30 AM EST
End Date: 1/29/2020 10:00 AM EST

Venue Name: Florida House on Capitol Hill

1 2nd Street NE
Washington, DC  United States  20002

Organization Name: WIIT

WIIT Staff
Email: info@wiit.org
Phone: 202-869-3779

Please join Florida House on Capitol Hill and 
The Association of Women in International Trade (WIIT) for a Trade Talk discussion on the United States’ trade relationships in the Africa region including challenges and opportunities, along with the State of Florida’s important contribution to the world. 

January 29, 2020
8:30 am                                 Arrival
9:00 am - 10:00 am             Remarks + Discussion


  • Karen Dunn Kelley, Deputy Secretary of Commerce

Karen Dunn Kelley was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Commerce on November 28, 2018.  

Deputy Secretary Kelley is the Department’s chief operations officer and day-to-day manager of a budget of $11.4 billion, 12 operating units, and 47,000 employees.  She is the principal deputy to the Secretary of Commerce and a member of the President’s Management Council.

Prior to her confirmation as Deputy Secretary, Ms. Kelley served as the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs, overseeing the Department’s statistical programs through the U.S. Bureau of the Census and the Bureau of Economic Analysis.

Deputy Secretary Kelley has 35 years of experience in the financial investment sector with experience managing people, strategy, budgets, operations, public relations and thought leadership across the globe.

Before joining the U.S. Department of Commerce, Ms. Kelley served as Senior Managing Director of Investments at Invesco, a U.S. based investment firm that manages more than $800 billion in assets worldwide, with responsibility for overseeing Invesco's Global Core Equity, Quantitative Strategies, Asset Allocation and Solutions teams.

She was a member of the Women's Bond Club of New York and a founding member of the Invesco Women's Network.

Ms. Kelley served on the board of several organizations in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, including Carlow University, Magee Women's Research Institute, and Shady Side Academy.

Deputy Secretary Kelley holds a B.S. Degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Villanova University, College of Commerce and Finance. She is married to Dr. Joseph L. Kelley, a pediatrician. The couple have been married 31 years and have three children.

Florida House on Capitol Hill
1 2nd Street NE, Washington, DC 20002

Florida House on Capitol Hill serves as the State Embassy on Capitol Hill that connects, celebrates, and champions Florida to the world. The Association of Women In International Trade (WIIT) exists to promote the professional advancement of women in international trade and business and to raise public awareness of the importance of international trade to economic development.

Nearest Metros: Capitol South, Union Station

Members: Free
Non-members: $25

Note: Florida orange juice, coffee, and light breakfast will be provided. 

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