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Under Secretary for Economic Affairs

Karen Dunn Kelley

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Karen Dunn Kelley was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Under Secretary for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Department of Commerce.  Under Secretary Kelley leads the Economics and Statistics Administration (ESA), which provides timely economic analysis, disseminates national economic indicators, and oversees the Department's statistical programs through the U.S. Census Bureau and the Bureau of Economic Analysis.  As a senior member of the Department's leadership team, she also provides advice and counsel on economic and management matters to Secretary Wilbur L. Ross.

As Under Secretary, Ms. Kelley also oversees ESA's professional economists and analysts who produce a wide range of economic data utilized by the Department, White House policymakers, Congress, American businesses, and state and local governments to inform economic policy decisions.

Under Secretary Kelley has 35 years of experience in the financial investment sector with experience managing people, strategy, budgets, operations, public relations and thought leadership across the globe. The majority of her career has been with Invesco, a U.S.-based investment firm that manages more than $800 billion in assets worldwide.  Before joining the U.S. Department of Commerce Ms. Kelley served as Senior Managing Director of Investments at Invesco, with responsibility for overseeing Invesco's Global Core Equity, Quantitative Strategies, Asset Allocation and Solutions teams.

She was a member of the Women's Bond Club of New York and a founding member of the Invesco Women's Network. Ms. Dunn Kelley served on the board of several organizations in Pittsburgh, including Carlow University, Magee Women's Research Institute, and Shady Side Academy. 

Under Secretary Kelley holds a B.S. Degree, Magna Cum Laude, from Villanova University, College of Commerce and Finance. She is married to Dr. Joseph L. Kelley, the couple have been married 31 years and have three children.

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