Michele Chang

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, U.S. Economic Development Administration, Department of Commerce

Ms. Michele Chang was appointed by President Biden to be the first to serve as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy at the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). She is a seasoned executive with nearly 20 years of experience in the private, public, and nonprofit sectors. Prior to joining EDA, Ms. Chang most recently was the Executive Director of the Rework America Business Network at the Markle Foundation, where she worked with Fortune 500 companies to help American workers without four-year degrees get the skills they need to access quality jobs.

Previously, Ms. Chang served in the Obama Administration as Acting Chief of Staff and Deputy Chief of Staff at the U.S. Small Business Administration , where she managed the day-to-day operations of the 3,000+ person agency.

Prior to joining the Obama Administration, Ms. Chang worked at McKinsey & Company, where she helped local governments, public school systems and Fortune 500 companies alike tackle some of their most challenging and urgent issues. She has also held roles at PricewaterhouseCoopers and Hope Street Group, a national nonprofit where she led their national workforce development programs.

Ms. Chang earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, in Mathematics/Applied Sciences and her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. The daughter of Taiwanese immigrants, she was born and raised in San Jose, California, and currently lives in Maryland with her husband and three children.

Michele Chang