President Nominates New ITC Commissioner
President Bush has nominated Shara L. Aranoff to serve as a Commissioner of the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) to serve the remainder of a nine-year term expiring December 16, 2012. Once confirmed by the Senate, Ms. Aranoff will replace Commissioner Miller, whose term has expired. Ms. Aranoff currently serves as the Senior International Trade Counsel on the Democratic Staff of the U.S. Senate Finance Committee. She previously served as Attorney-Adviser in the Office of General Counsel at the U.S. International Trade Commission. Earlier in her career, Ms. Aranoff clerked for the Honorable Herbert P. Wilkins, Associate Justice, Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. She received her bachelor's degree from Princeton University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.
The ITC is comprised of six Commissioners who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Senate. No more than three Commissioners may be of any one political party. The Commissioners serve overlapping terms of nine years each, with a new term beginning every 18 months.