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Carlos Gutierrez

Former U.S. Secretary of Commerce; Former CEO, Kellogg Company


Carlos Gutierrez served as the 35th U.S. Secretary of Commerce from 2005 to 2009 under President George W. Bush, regularly traveling internationally to visit with foreign government and business leaders to discuss ways to enhance trade and promote U.S. exports. He served as the Bush administration’s point person on immigration reform and played a key role in passage of Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR), a landmark agreement that strips away trade barriers and expands export opportunities and boosts opportunity in Latin America.

Before his government service Secretary Gutierrez was chairman and CEO of the Kellogg Company. He currently serves as vice chairman of the Institutional Clients Group for Citigroup and is a visiting scholar at the Institute for Cuban and Cuban-American Studies at the University of Miami. The Secretary is also a former member of the board of ImmigrationWorks USA, an organization dedicated to achieving comprehensive immigration reform.