New Staff Member in U.S. Commercial Service – Chicago Office
Please join us in welcoming our staff member, Matthew (Matt) Poole, to CS Chicago. Matt is a Commercial Officer assigned to the Chicago office on his first assignment with the Commercial Service. Originally from the Chicagoland area, Matt served for six years as an officer in the Army after graduating from Boston University. Matt spent one year in South Korea and four years in Japan. After leaving the active duty in 2005, Matt studied Japanese in Tokyo for 15 months before returning to Chicago. Following graduate school, Matt worked in Chicago as a CPA for KPMG’s Transactions & Restructuring practice until joining the Commercial Service. Matt will be replacing Marianne Drain, who is preparing to transition to her next assignment as our EU Standards Officer this fall. As such, Matt will be working with companies in the following industry sectors: Agribusiness, Food Processing, Packaging, and Hotel/Restaurant Equipment. He can be reached at Matthew.Poole@trade.gov.
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