Speaker Bio

Judy R. Reinke
Judy R. Reinke
Acting Director General for the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service & Assistant Secretary of Global Markets
U.S. Department of Commerce, ITA
Washington, D.C.

Since June 3, 2013, Judy Rising Reinke has served as the Deputy Director General of the U.S. & Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS). In this role, Judy is the chief operating officer of the U.S. Government’s premier export promotion agency managing its 100 domestic and 75+ overseas trade offices. In January 2017, Judy began serving in the position of Acting Assistant Secretary for Global Markets and Director General of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service (US&FCS). She previously served in this capacity during the period of June 2013 through March 2014, where she carried out an expansion that doubled the number of offices in sub-Saharan Africa, opened the agency’s first office in Burma, and deepened staff presence around the world.

From August 2010 to June 2013, Judy served as the Minister Counselor for Commercial Affairs in New Delhi, India. In this capacity, she was the senior representative of the U.S. Department of Commerce responsible for the operations of the US&FCS in India, supervising the strategic program of seven trade promotion offices and four related agencies.

Prior to this position, Judy served as the Regional Director for Western Europe overseeing the operations of the US&FCS at U.S. Embassies and Consulates in 14 countries in Europe, as well as the US&FCS liaison office at the European Union. Previously, Judy served as the Senior Commercial Officer in Manila, Philippines (2005 to 2008) and in Bangkok, Thailand (2002-2005). She also served as Deputy Senior Commercial Officer in Jakarta, Indonesia from 1999-2002, responsible for overseeing the operations of the U.S. Commercial Center; Commercial Attaché in Bonn, Germany (1993-1998); and Commercial Officer with responsibility for export control matters in Bern, Switzerland (1990-1992). Judy began her career at the U.S. Department of Commerce in Washington, D.C. in the Bureau of Export Administration (1986-1990) and in the Import Administration (1983-1986).

Judy holds a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the Woodrow Wilson School of Princeton University and a Bachelor of Arts from Smith College. Raised in Provo, Utah as the daughter of a U. S. Army Officer, Judy now lives in Falls Church, Virginia with her husband and daughter.