Gregoire, Courtney

Director of the National Export Initiative, International Trade Administration
U.S. Department of Commerce

Courtney Gregoire became the Director of the National Export Initiative (NEI) for the International Trade Administration at the United States Department of Commerce on April 26, 2010. As Director of the NEI, Courtney is responsible for leading the International Trade Administration’s implementation of President Obama’s goal to double U.S. exports in the next five years and support two million U.S. jobs here at home.

Courtney previously served as the Director of Legislative Affairs for the Department of Commerce. Before joining the Obama administration, she served as Legislative Director and Chief Counsel for United States Senator Maria Cantwell. She previously worked as a policy assistant with the Domestic Policy Council in the Clinton White House. Courtney began her career at K&L Gates, an international law firm, counseling companies on legislative and regulatory matters.

Courtney graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude from Willamette University and received her law degree from Harvard Law School. Originally from Olympia, Washington, Courtney currently lives in Washington D.C. with her husband Scott Lindsay