Treasury International Markets Official Tapped to be Deputy USTR
President Obama announced Nov. 7 his intention to nominate Marisa Lago as deputy U.S. trade representative. Inside US Trade reports that Lago would be responsible for “trade relations with Africa and the Western Hemisphere, as well as labor and environment issues.”
Lago is currently assistant secretary of the Treasury for international markets and development, where she is involved with the Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S., as well as acting U.S. director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. Earlier in her career she served as president and CEO of Empire State Development, global head of compliance for Citigroup’s corporate and investment bank, and head of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of International Affairs. She has also served as Boston's chief economic development officer and general counsel for New York City’s Economic Development Corporation. She received a B.S. from Cooper Union and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.