Secretary of Commerce

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Secretary of Commerce

The head of the U.S. federal government department charged with encouraging economic growth. The secretary is responsible for issuing patents, setting standards for companies and sectors, and gathering data on the state of the American economy. He or she is appointed by the president of the United States and confirmed by the Senate.
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Esquivel is a director and past chairman of the Texas Guaranteed Student Loan Corporation and a member of the North Texas District Export Council appointed by the United States Secretary of Commerce.
Today, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger of California and United States Secretary of Commerce, Carlos Gutierrez toured Hitachi Automotive Products (USA), Inc.
After spending five years with Lockheed Martin, in 2000 Mineta was appointed United States Secretary of Commerce by President Bill Clinton.
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