Frank Lavin

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Person.png Frank Lavin   LinkedInRdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
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BornOctober 26, 1957
Alma materWalsh School of Foreign Service, School of Advanced International Studies, Wharton School
Member ofAmerican Council on Germany/Young Leaders/1994, American Council on Germany/Young Leaders/1995, American Council on Germany/Young Leaders/1996, Australian American Leadership Dialogue, Council on Foreign Relations/Historical Members, International Institute for Strategic Studies
PartyRepublican Party (United States)
Deep state connected US diplomat who rotated between government jobs and large corporations. Attended 1993 founding meeting of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue.

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In office
September 10, 2001 - October 11, 2005
Appointed byGeorge W. Bush

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In office
1996 - 1999

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In office
March 16, 1987 - January 20, 1989
Appointed byRonald Reagan

Franklin L. Lavin is a former Republican White House aide who rotated between government jobs and large corporations. A former Republican White House aide, he was political director for Ronald Reagan between 1987 and 1989, a diplomat, and a bank executive[1].

His deep state ties are indicated by his places of education (School of Foreign Service, School of Advanced International Studies, American Council on Germany/Young Leader). He was one of the attendees at the 1993 founding meeting of the Australian American Leadership Dialogue.

Early life and education

Lavin is from Ohio and got a Bachelor's degree from the intelligence-connected School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University,; a M.S. in Chinese language from Georgetown University; a M.A. in International Relations and International Economics from the School of Advanced International Studies at the Johns Hopkins University; and a MBA in Finance at the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.[2]


In the George H. W. Bush administration, Lavin was Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Asia and the Pacific, responsible for commercial policy, assisting companies with market access, and trade negotiations for all of East Asia, except Japan. During the Reagan administration, he worked in the White House as Director of the Office of Political Affairs, assisting President Reagan with the management of domestic political issues, most notably with then-Vice President Bush's candidacy for President.

Lavin then worked as a banker and venture capitalist in Hong Kong and Singapore. He had senior banking and management positions primarily within the multinational corporate group of Citibank and Bank of America.

From August 2001 to 2005, Lavin was United States Ambassador to Singapore.[2] As of September 2001, Lavin was an officer in the United States Navy's reserve.[3]

As Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Lavin headed the International Trade Administration for the United States Department of Commerce from 2005 until 2007.[4][5]

A 2005 report by the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of State praised Lavin's leadership in this position, calling him "a strong leader with a high degree of intellectual curiosity who wants to be kept well-briefed by all agencies, and yet lets people do their jobs without micromanaging".[6]

Since 2010, Lavin was CEO of Export Now,[7] a company dedicated to helping consumer brands sell their products in China.[8]

In August 2016, Lavin endorsed Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election.[9][10]

Personal life

Frank Lavin and his wife Ann (née Wortley) have been married since November 29, 1980.[11] They have three children. His father was a soldier in World War II.[10]

Selected publications

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