Thomas A. McGinty


Thomas McGinty is a career senior official at the U.S. Department of Commerce currently assigned to the Patterson School as Senior Executive in Residence. His last assignment at Commerce headquarters in Washington, DC was as Acting Deputy Director General for the U.S. Commercial and Foreign Service and deputy to the Assistant Secretary for Trade Promotion. In earlier assignments, he was National Director for US Operations (responsible for the 109 U.S. Export Assistance Centers) and served as Regional Director of the Commercial Service’s eastern region.

His primary area of expertise is international trade promotion, with decades of experience helping connect American businesses with overseas trade partners and advancing US commercial interests. McGinty is responsible for corporate outreach, career mentoring and commercial curriculum development. He is a graduate of the Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce.

Areas of Specialization: Trade Promotion, Export Assistance.

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