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Richard O'Brien

U. S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
Director, International Programs and Intergovernmental Affairs

Richard O’Brien is Director of International Programs and Intergovernmental Affairs at the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  He oversees the regulatory agency’s international activities.  He also coordinates efforts with other U.S. government agencies on import product safety issues.  Mr. O'Brien is a retired career U.S. Foreign Service Officer with over 29 years of federal service. Before joining the Foreign Service, he worked in trade promotion at the Commerce Department's International Trade Administration and earlier, at the Agriculture Department’s Foreign Agricultural Service as a Press and Public Information Specialist. Earlier, he held a variety of positions in the public relations and marketing field, including agency account executive, consultant, and staff public relations director for The Salvation Army.