February 2009 | By Jane Leung Larson
President Barack Obama nominated a Committee of 100 member, two-term Washington Governor Gary Locke, as Secretary of Commerce on February 25. If confirmed, Locke will be the first Chinese American to hold that post. Locke will be returning to a long career of public service after three years in the private sector, where he has headed the China practice for the law firm, Davis Wright Tremaine LLP, and also focused on energy, government relations and corporate diversity.
In the words of the President: