David H. McCormick
Under Secretary for International Affairs
In August 2007, David H. McCormick was sworn in by Secretary Henry M. Paulson, Jr. as Under Secretary for International Affairs. In this capacity, he is principal advisor to the Secretary of the Treasury on international economic issues. Mr. McCormick oversees policies in the areas of international finance, trade in financial services, investment, economic development, and international debt policy. He also coordinates financial market policy with the Group of Seven industrialized countries.
Before assuming the role of Under Secretary, Mr. McCormick was Deputy National Security Advisor to the President for International Economic Affairs with responsibility for coordinating U.S. international economic policy, foreign assistance, and humanitarian affairs. Prior to the White House, Mr. McCormick served as the Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration with global policy and law enforcement responsibilities for high technology trade and controls.
During his business career, Mr. McCormick was President and CEO of FreeMarkets and President of Ariba, two publicly-traded software and services companies. He has also worked as a consultant for McKinsey & Company.
Mr. McCormick received a mechanical engineering degree from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and a Ph.D. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He is a former Army officer and a veteran of the first Gulf War.