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Defense Trade Office Names New Directors of Compliance and Licensing

Thursday, November 21, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

Effective Nov. 18, the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls announced new directors of compliance and licensing.

Sue Gainor, who will serve as director of compliance, has previously worked in the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, the Joint Staff, the Defense Technology Security Agency and the Office of the Under Secretary of the Air Force for International Affairs. In the private sector she held management and analytical positions in several companies supporting the Department of Defense. She holds an M.S. in defense resource strategy, an M.A. in international affairs and a B.A. in international affairs.

Anthony (Tony) M. Dearth, who will serve as director of licensing, has been with DDTC since November 2003 when he arrived as a military service member in the Agreements Division. Upon his retirement from the Air Force in 2005, he joined the civil service team in DDTC as a senior licensing analyst and in 2007 became the chief of the Space and Missile Technology Division. In 2011 he was assigned as the chief of special projects, where his duties included coordination of DDTC implementation of USXports as the single information technology system for internal U.S. government case management of ITAR licensing under the Export Control Reform Initiative.

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