Regional Director, Middle East, North Africa, Europe and Eurasia / East Asia
Carl B. Kress is Regional Director for USTDA’s programs in the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, Eurasia and East Asia. As Regional Director, Mr. Kress is responsible for developing and implementing the USTDA economic development program throughout these regions. He is also Co-Leader of two of USTDA’s worldwide sector teams, energy as well as for healthcare.
Before joining the agency in 2001, Mr. Kress held legal and legislative positions in government and the private sector. His previous experience includes serving as counsel at the U.S. International Trade Commission, as an attorney with the law firm McDermott, Will & Emery where he focused on international trade matters, and on the staffs of members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
Mr. Kress holds a B.A. degree from the University of California, Berkeley and also received his law degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He also holds an LL.M. degree in German law from the University of Hamburg, Germany.