reporting duties for the office, including submissions for the President’s Management Agenda and the Government Performance and Results Act. Dr. Castro began her government career as a Presidential Management Fellow with the Children’s Bureau of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. She holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Tulane University, a master of social work from Washington University in St. Louis, and a doctorate from the George Washington University’s School of Public Policy and Public Administration.
Bill Guyton is the president of the World Cocoa Foundation, private sector, non-profit organization focusing specifically on farmer outreach and environmental programs. Currently, Bill oversees regional public-private partnership programs that focus on cocoa sustainability. He also helps to coordinate an international research program with USDA and other partners. Bill assisted in forming the World Cocoa Foundation in July 2000, which now has over 60 chocolate companies and trade association members from North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia. Prior to joining the chocolate industry, Bill was Director of Business Development at the U.S. Grains Council where he helped to identify new market opportunities. Bill worked for more than 10 years in developing countries, advising and implementing agricultural and environmental programs for USAID, the World Bank, GTZ, OECD, Peace Corps and other development organizations. Bill holds a Master of Science Degree from Michigan State University in Agricultural Economics and a Bachelor of Science from Colorado State University.
Aurelie Hauchère has studied International Relations and has a Master in Development and Humanitarian Affairs. She has worked with several nongovernmental organizations and is now managing technical cooperation projects for the ILO Special Action Programme to Combat Forced Labour (www.ilo.org/forcedlabour ), with a special focus on Latin America, France and French-speaking countries in Africa.
Thea Lee is policy director and chief international economist at the AFL-CIO, where she oversees research and strategies on domestic and international economic policy. Previously, she worked as an international trade economist at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. and as an editor at Dollars & Sense magazine in Boston. She received a Bachelors degree from Smith College and a Masters degree in economics from the University of Michigan. Ms. Lee is co-author of A Field Guide to the Global Economy, published by the New Press. Her research projects include reports on the North American Free Trade Agreement, on the impact of international trade on U.S. wage inequality, and on the domestic steel and textile industries. She has appeared on numerous television and radio shows, including the News Hour with Jim Lehrer; CNN; Good Morning America; NPR’s All Things Considered and Marketplace; and the PBS documentary, Commanding Heights. She has testified before several committees of the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate on various economic policy topics. She serves on several advisory committees, including the State Department Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy and the Export-Import Bank Advisory Committee. She is also on the Board of Directors of the Worker Rights Consortium and the National Bureau of Economic Research.