Director, Advocacy Center
International Trade Administration,
U.S. Department of Commerce
Bryan Erwin was selected by the Obama Administration to serve as the Director of the International Trade Administration’s Advocacy Center in September 2010. In this capacity, he is responsible for coordinating U.S. Government resources and authority in order to level the playing field on behalf of U.S. business interests as they compete against foreign firms for specific international contracts or other U.S. export opportunities. In doing so, the Advocacy Center helps create and retain U.S. jobs through exports.
Prior to joining the Advocacy Center, Bryan spent 8 years as a Vice President at Goldman Sachs & Co., all within the Investment Management Division. While at Goldman Sachs, Bryan managed $800 million in assets while co-running a Private Wealth Management team. From 1993-2000, Bryan was an aide to Senator Tom Daschle (D-SD). From 1993-1997, Bryan served in Senator Daschle’s personal and finance office. From 1997-2000, Bryan served on Senator Daschle’s leadership staff. Bryan has a MPA in International Trade and Finance from Cornell University and a BA in Political Science, Economics and Sociology from George Washington University. Bryan hails from the North Fork of Long Island and currently serves as Chairman of the Long Island State Parks Commission.