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William B Brown
We are pleased to share with you that William B Brown has become
William B Brown is a Senior International Economist in the Office of the Chief
Economist, Economics and Statistics Administration, U. S. Department of
Commerce. Bill grew up in Kwangju, South Korea in the 1950s and 1960s where
his parents worked as missionaries. After attending Rhodes College in Memphis,
Tennessee, he attended Washington University in St. Louis, earning his master's
degree in economics and Chinese studies and completing most of his coursework
for the Ph.D. His career in the federal government began in 1976 and has
included work in the analytical arm of the CIA, the State Department, the
U.S. Embassy in Seoul, and the National Intelligence Council where he recently
completed a two-year tour as Deputy National Intelligence Officer for Economics.
Bill also has worked in Virginia's Department of World Trade and in private
industry. In addition to his responsibility at Commerce, he currently teaches
graduate courses in East Asian economics and cultures in George Mason
University's Institute of Public Policy and he travels regularly to East Asia.
Bill is married to Helen Overton Brown and has four children.
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President