Gary Locke, JD, is chairman of Locke Global Strategies LLC, advising US and Chinese companies on cross-border trade and investment. He is also a senior advisor for the Seattle-based law firm of Davis Wright Tremaine, consulting with domestic and international clients.
Mr. Locke served as the US ambassador to the People’s Republic of China from 2011 to 2014 and as secretary of commerce 2009 to 2011. Before his appointment to President Obama’s Cabinet, he served two terms as governor of Washington State.
Governor Locke has been a longtime leader in education, employment, trade, health care, human rights, immigration reform, privacy, and the environment. He is the first Chinese American to serve as ambassador to China, as secretary of commerce, and as a governor.
Governor Locke holds a law degree from Boston University and a bachelor’s degree in political science from Yale University.