Tazeem Pasha serves as Manager, Business Retention and Expansion at SelectUSA. Established by Executive Order of the President, SelectUSA is a government-wide initiative to attract, retain and grow business investment in the United States by foreign and domestic firms. In this role, she is responsible for managing outreach to U.S. state, regional and local economic development agencies, foreign governments and investors to promote investment in the United States.
Prior to joining the U.S. Department of Commerce, Ms. Pasha served as the Global Markets Investment Manager at the Ohio Department of Development for three years. In this role, Ms. Pasha managed the FDI attraction efforts of Ohioís overseas offices in Canada, China, Europe, Israel, India, Japan and Mexico. Her responsibilities included implementing a worldwide FDI attraction strategy that fosters growth in Ohioís targeted industries, evaluating overseas companies that are poised to make investments in Ohio and serving as their liaison to State agencies. She also served as the China and Europe market expert for the automotive and renewable energy manufacturing sectors.
Previously, Ms. Pasha served as Special Assistant for Economic Development for Lt. Governor Lee Fisher. In this capacity, Tazeem coordinated economic development projects that required the Governorís and Lt. Governorís direct involvement and managed the Departmentís initiative to create its Strategic Plan.
As a Hansard Scholar at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 2003, she served as legislative aide to the Labor Party in the English Parliament at Westminster Palace and assisted in the administrationís defense and foreign policy.
Ms. Pasha holds a Masterís Degree in Business Administration (MBA) at the Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University and a Bachelorís degree from Wells College.
Ms. Pasha has spent 10 years in Islamabad, Pakistan with her parents and three sisters. While a native of New York, Ms. Pasha considers Columbus, Ohio among her hometowns and resides in Washington, DC.