You are here

USITC Commissioners

The USITC is headed by six Commissioners who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. No more than three Commissioners may be of any one political party. Currently three Democrats and two Republicans serve as Commissioners.

The Commissioners serve overlapping terms of nine years each, with a new term beginning every 18 months. The Chairman and Vice Chairman are designated by the President from among the current Commissioners for two-year terms. The Chairman and Vice Chairman must be from different political parties, and the Chairman cannot be from the same political party as the preceding Chairman.

The USITC staff of about 365 individuals includes international trade analysts (investigators and experts in particular industries), international economists, attorneys, and technical support personnel.

The current Commissioners of the USITC are:

David S. Johanson

David S. Johanson, a Republican of Texas, is serving as the Chairman of the U.S. International Trade Commission. Chairman Johanson was nominated to...

Irving A. Williamson

Irving A. Williamson, a Democrat of New York, was nominated to the USITC by President George W. Bush on September 7, 2006; renominated on January 9,...

Meredith M. Broadbent

Meredith M. Broadbent, a Republican of Virginia, was nominated to the USITC by President Barack Obama on November 8, 2011, and confirmed by the U.S....

Rhonda K. Schmidtlein

Rhonda K. (Schnare) Schmidtlein, a Democrat of Missouri, was nominated to the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) by President Barack Obama...

Jason E. Kearns

Jason E. Kearns, a Democrat of Colorado, was nominated to the USITC by President Barack Obama on January 17, 2017; nominated by President Donald...