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Gina Raimondo

U.S. Secretary of Commerce

Gina Raimondo is the 40th U.S. Secretary of Commerce, focused on spurring good-paying jobs, empowering entrepreneurs to innovate and grow, and helping American workers and businesses compete.

Raimondo was formerly the 75th Governor of Rhode Island and its first woman governor. She kickstarted the state’s economy and made record investments in infrastructure, education, and job training. Early in her administration, she launched an innovative workforce development program that developed business-led partnerships to address unique workforce challenges. She also served as chair of the Democratic Governors’ Association in 2019.

Before that, Raimondo was the General Treasurer of Rhode Island, receiving the largest number of votes of any statewide candidate. When she took office as General Treasurer, she tackled the state’s $7 billion unfunded pension liability.

Raimondo earned an economics degree with honors from Harvard University and a doctorate from Oxford University through a Rhodes Scholarship. She also graduated from Yale Law School.