THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES WILLIAM GINSBERG TO BE ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR MARKET ACCESS AND COMPLIANCE AT DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
President Clinton today announced the nomination of William W. Ginsberg of New Haven, Connecticut, to be Assistant Secretary for Market Access and Compliance (MAC) at the Department of Commerce.
If confirmed, Mr. Ginsberg will succeed Charles F. Meissner who died with Secretary Ronald H. Brown in a plane crash in Croatia earlier this year. Mr. Ginsberg has been Acting Assistant Secretary for Market Access and Compliance since June 1996.
Before this appointment, Mr. Ginsberg served as the Commerce Department's Chief of Staff from 1995 - 1996. He began his service to the Department as Assistant Secretary for Economic Development in 1994.
Mr. Ginsberg will also oversee the newly-created Trade Compliance Center, located within the MAC unit of the International Trade Administration (ITA) and devoted to monitoring foreign compliance with our trade agreements. This Center, which will utilize existing ITA resources, will draw on the sectoral and geographic expertise of ITA, its skilled economists and industry experts, and its history of monitoring and enforcing trade agreements.
Prior to joining the Clinton Administration, Mr. Ginsberg was President and CEO of Science Park Development Corporation (SPDC), a private not-for-profit economic development corporation in New Haven, Connecticut. Before becoming president of SPDC, Mr. Ginsberg was Development Administrator of the City of New Haven.
Mr. Ginsberg was educated at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut, from which he received a B.A. He received a law degree from Columbia University School of Law. Mr. Ginsberg is married with two children.
The Assistant Secretary for Market Access and Compliance is responsible for overseeing that section of the Commerce Department that provides U.S. businesses, policy makers and legislators with critical, in-depth country-by-country expertise.