July 13, 2017: Dennis Shea was nominated as the White House Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, at the Geneva Office, with the rank of U.S. Ambassador, on Tuesday, July 11, 2017. Shea, of Virginia, is currently the Vice Chairman of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, a Congressionally-appointed bipartisan panel that annually assesses the U.S.-China security, economic and trade relationship. Shea has been the Commission’s Chairman or Vice Chairman every year since 2012, and he has been a Member of the Commission since 2007. Shea was previously the Assistant Secretary for Policy Development and Research at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. Shea is the principal and the founder of Shea Public Strategies in Alexandria, Virginia. Shea received his law degree from the Harvard Law School.