Ronald "Ron" Kirk is the 16th United States Trade Representative
As United States Trade Representative (USTR), Ambassador Kirk is a member of President Obama's Cabinet and serves as the President's principal trade advisor, negotiator and spokesperson on trade issues. - Jeff Malet Photography in Action
The APEC 2011 USA Host Committee Launch Reception took place on July 14, the at the Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C. It was the first official event held by the APEC 2011 USA Host Committee, marks the beginning of private sector involvement in the United States' hosting of APEC in 2011. This launch event is an important opportunity to signal that the United States business community stands strongly behind the United States' APEC chairmanship.