Gary Locke is a seasoned business professional and an American politician with extensive expertise in U.S.-China relations. His illustrious career as a senior statesman and diplomat spans four decades.
Gary was first elected to the Washington House of Representatives in 1982 and served as the 21st Governor of Washington from 1997 to 2005, where he was the first Chinese-American governor.
During the Obama administration, Gary served as Secretary of Commerce from 2009 to 2011, and as Ambassador to China from 2011 to 2014, the first Chinese American to serve in the role.
Most recently, Gary acted as the interim president of Bellevue College and is currently Chair of the Board of Directors for Committee of 100, the leading organization for Chinese Americans on civic engagement, public policy, arts, culture and philanthropy.
Gary’s comprehensive understanding of state governance and international commerce provides invaluable guidance to clients seeking to navigate regional nuances. His keen insight into foreign investment in the U.S., international trade, export controls, government relations, and cross-cultural diplomacy uniquely positions him to assist clients in achieving their business goals in the global marketplace.