Thomas A. McGinty

155 Bassett Avenue

Lexington, KY 40502

Phone: 202-236-4557


Professional Experience:

Acting Deputy Director General, SES 1101-00/0U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, United States and Foreign Commercial Service, Office of the Director General, 14 -th and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC, Salary $132,310.

 

May 2006 - June 2007             Supervisor: Director General Israel Hernandez,


Work directly with the Director General to manage and lead the worldwide operations of the United States and Foreign Commercial Service. Manage administrative, financial, human resource, and programmatic functions of U.S. and overseas field offices, and headquarters staff. Coordinate programs and policies with field operations, other government export promotion agencies and the U.S. private sector. Review and refine the organization's mission to ensure that mission operations reflect ITA, Departmental, and Administration priorities. Lead programmatic and structural organizational improvement efforts to maximize efficiencies and measurably improve customer results. Communicate organizational results to key stakeholders and partners.

 

National Director, GS-15 - U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, United States and Foreign Commercial Service, Office of Domestic Operations, 14th and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC, Salary $113,597.00.

 

February 2002 - May 2006             Supervisor: DAS Neal Burnham, 202-482-4767

 

Direct nationwide U.S. Export Assistance Center network comprised of 330 employees, 108 U.S. field offices and $38 million appropriation. Manage administrative, financial, human resource, and programmatic functions of Office of Domestic Operation's field offices and headquarters staff. Integrate programs and locations into extensive nationwide partner network to service the needs of U.S. exporters. Accountable for delivery of mission-oriented export services to the U.S. exporting community. Responsible for outreach to diverse, rural, and non-exporting firms to educate them on the benefits of exporting. Coordinate programs and policies with international field operations, other government export promotion agencies and the U.S. private sector. Specific responsibilities include:

•Supervising 8 field-based senior GS-15 managers and 12 headquarters support staff;

•Delivering and continuously improving export programs for the benefit of U.S. exporters nationwide;

•Ensuring that human resource and physical needs of U.S. Export Assistance Center network are met;

•Managing internal and external relationships with key stakeholders;

•Developing and maintaining public and private partnerships throughout the U.S.;

•Mentoring field managers to improve performance and increase accountability;

•Signing authority for U.S. field commercial space and partner agreements;

•Developing and supporting the professional development of the U.S. workforce; and

•Ensuring that the Office of Domestic Operations increases workforce diversity.


Regional Director, GS-15 - U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, United States and Foreign Commercial Service, Office of Domestic Operations, Eastern Regional Office, 401 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD, Salary $91,000.


March 2000 - January 2002             Supervisor: Tom Strauss, 404-657-1965

 

Responsible for Commercial Service activities in the Office of Domestic Operation's Eastern Region of the U.S. The area of responsibility spans from Virginia to Maine and is comprised of 84 employees and 25 U.S. field offices. Specific responsibilities included:

•Continued improvement of CS export promotion services;

•Developing partnerships with public and private sector entities to improve service delivery;

•Managing the Eastern Region’s $9 million dollar budget;

•Improving professional development opportunities for the workforce;

•Mentoring line managers and trade specialists;

•Addressing performance and conduct issues; and

•Improving customer service to U.S. exporters in the region.

 

 

Program Officer, GS-14 - U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, United States and Foreign Commercial Service, Office of Domestic Operations, Eastern Regional Office, 401 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD, Salary $77,000.

 

March 1999 - March 2000             Supervisor: Tom Cox

 

Reporting to the Eastern Region Director, my responsibilities included:

•Developing, implementing and monitoring programs to improve organizational productivity and efficiency;

•Supporting and advising the Regional Director in managing 135 professionals and a budget of $9.5 million;

•Supervising the revision of regional fiscal management policies and procedures;

•Developing and delivering professional development opportunities for regional employees;

•Developing and following a regional strategic plan;

•Identifying top quality management candidates;

•Improving organizational communications; and

•Supporting senior management priority initiatives.

 

Senior International Trade Specialist, GS-13 - U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, United States and Foreign Commercial Service, Office of Domestic Operations, 601 West Summit Hill Drive, Knoxville, TN and 121 SW Salmon Street, Portland, OR, Salary $57,000.

 

March 1995 - March 1999             Supervisor: Sam Troy, 704-333-4886 X227

 

Assist small and medium-sized exporters in developing and implementing international exporting strategies. Systematically reach export-ready U.S. firms and assist them in 1) identifying the most favorable markets for their products or services, and 2) using Commercial Service programs and other resources to locate reputable business partners in markets of interest worldwide. Specific responsibilities included:

•Organizing and recruiting local firms to participate in trade shows and trade missions;

•Introducing U.S. companies to core Commercial Service services;

•Partnering and collaborating with local economic development entities to coordinate efforts; and

•Public speaking to local civic and academic groups about exporting.

 

International Trade Analyst, GS-12- U.S. Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration, Office of Import Administration, 14th and Constitution Avenue, Washington, DC, Salary $44,000.

 

March 1990 - February 1995             Supervisor: Carole Showers

 

Interpreted and applied antidumping and countervailing duty provisions of U.S. trade law and General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade to determine whether imported products were being sold in the U.S. at less than fair market value, or whether foreign firms trading in the U.S. were being illegally subsidized by their home governments. Responsibilities included:

•Examining foreign firms' home and U.S. market sales and pricing practices;

•Analyzing multinational firms' global distribution systems;

•Analyzing industrial manufacturing and processing techniques,

•Examining foreign firms' creditworthiness;

•Drafting of preliminary and final determinations; and

•Calculating applicable duty rates.
 

 

Education:

Master of Arts, International Diplomacy - Patterson School of Diplomacy and International Commerce, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1989, honors graduate with emphasis in political economy and development studies.

 

Bachelor of Arts, History major, Political Science and Education minor, Salem State College, Salem, MA, 1987, magna cum laude graduate.

High School Diploma, Lynn English High School, Lynn, MA, 1981

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Training, Skills, and Interests:

Extensive organizational design and management experience, Office of Personnel Management executive leadership and management training, professional coaching and mentoring, budget and finance training, project management training, management training, basic software skills, extensive public speaking experience, extensive international professional travel, and member national historic honor society.

 

Awards:

1991 U.S. Department of Commerce Bronze Medal, 2004 ITA Bronze Medal, Consistent recipient of "Special Act" awards for outstanding accomplishments for the Commercial Service, 2004 Quarterly Star Award.