Dr. Allen Schick established the Susan Schwab Fellowship in March 2010 in honor of Ambassador Susan C. Schwab to support graduate students in the School of Public Policy.
Ambassador Susan C. Schwab became the United States Trade Representative on June 8, 2006. As USTR, she was a member of the President's Cabinet and served as the Presidentís principal trade advisor, negotiator, and spokesperson on trade issues. During her tenure with the Administration, Ambassador Schwab successfully concluded bilateral fair trade agreements with several nations. In her trade enforcement role, she was able to settle a two-decade long dispute with Canada over soft-wood lumber, and worked to resolve trade disputes with China, the European Union and others, primarily related to market access, intellectual property and illegal subsidies.[[BR]][[BR]]
Ambassador Schwab served as Dean of the University of Maryland School of Public Policy from 1995 through 2003. Before joining the Administration, she held the position of President and CEO of the University System of Maryland (USM) Foundation and USM Vice Chancellor for Advancement. She formerly served as Director of Corporate Business Development at Motorola, Inc., where she handled strategic planning and negotiation in China and elsewhere in Asia and later served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce and Director General of the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service during the Administration of George H.W. Bush.[[BR]][[BR]]
During most of the 1980s Ambassador Schwab served as a trade policy specialist and then legislative director for Senator John C. Danforth (R-Mo.), playing a major role in numerous U.S. trade policy initiatives, including landmark trade legislation that Congress enacted in 1984 and 1988. Prior to these roles she served as a Trade Policy Officer in the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo. She began her career as an agricultural trade negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.[[BR]][[BR]]