Jamie Merriman is the Director of Strategic Partnerships at the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA). In this capacity, Ms. Merriman leads public-private partnerships with corporate and non-profit entities in support of ITA’s mission. Prior to the Department of Commerce, Ms. Merriman managed several multimillion-dollar regional portfolios at the U.S. Trade and Development Agency. Ms. Merriman led the agency’s efforts to link U.S. companies with infrastructure projects in East Africa, Eastern Europe, and South Asia, generating U.S. exports while improving energy, transportation, and IT infrastructure overseas.
Ms. Merriman holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in International Relations from the University of Connecticut, a Master of Arts degree in International Affairs from the George Washington University, and a Master of Science degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University’s Eisenhower School.