January 7, 2009
Parsons Being Considered for Commerce Post
on Economic Opportunity in New York; Chairman Emeritus of the Partnership for New York City; Chairman of the Apollo Theatre Foundation; and service on the boards of Howard University, the Museum of Modern Art and the American Museum of Natural History. He also serves on the boards of Citigroup and EstÃ©e Lauder.
The Department of Commerce is the cabinet department concerned with promoting economic growth. The mission of the department is to promote job creation and improved living standards by creating an infrastructure that promotes economic growth, competitiveness, and sustainable development. It houses numerous agencies, including the Census Bureau, the Minority Business Development Agency, the Patent and Trademark Office and the National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration.
— Derek T. Dingle contributed to this article.
Further reading: Parsons’ Time