Biden Nominates Raimondo for Secretary of Commerce
Monday, January 11, 2021 | Comments

President-elect Joe Biden nominated Rhode Island Governor Gina Raimondo for the secretary of commerce position. Raimondo must be confirmed by the U.S. Senate once Biden’s term begins.

Raimondo is currently serving her second term as the 75th governor of Rhode Island. Raimondo is the first woman to serve as governor of Rhode Island.

Prior to serving as governor of Rhode Island, Raimondo helped found Point Judith Capital, the first venture capital firm in Rhode Island, and served as the state’s general treasurer for four years. Raimondo has a bachelor of arts degree from Harvard University, and a master of arts and a doctor of philosophy as a Rhodes Scholar at the University of Oxford. She has her juris doctorate from Yale Law School.

The Department of Commerce (DOC) houses a variety of organizations focused on communications including the National Telecommunications and Information Association (NTIA) and the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet).

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