Daniel Crocker


Foreign Commercial Service Vice President, American Foreign Service Association

Daniel Crocker is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and member of the American Foreign Service Association (AFSA) Governing Board.  AFSA advocates for a strong U.S. diplomatic corps that advances America’s national interests around the world. 

Within AFSA Mr. Crocker represents the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service, which is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce's International Trade Administration.  Its career foreign service officers form the backbone of a worldwide network of trade and investment professionals located in U.S. embassies and consulates in 90% of U.S. export markets, collaborating with 275 trade specialists at U.S. Export Assistance Centers in over 100 cities throughout the U.S. These men and women support and create American jobs by leveling the international playing field for U.S. businesses and workers.  Last year they facilitated $63 billion in U.S. exports and supported over 328,000 American jobs, with activity that generated $199 in U.S. exports and inward investment returns to the U.S. economy for every $1 appropriated by Congress.

Before his appointment to the AFSA Governing Board, Mr. Crocker was the Commercial Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Madrid, where he led promotion of U.S. commercial interests in Spain.  Prior to that assignment, he was the first Director for the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service’s Office of Digital Initiatives, where he led the successful procurement and global implementation of Salesforce to capture all of Commerce’s trade engagement.  He was also Commerce’s first Executive Director for Western Hemisphere operations, where he managed 230 officials in 14 countries.  Mr. Crocker’s earlier foreign assignments were in Panama, Mexico, Brazil, and the Dominican Republic.  The U.S. Government has given him a Superior Honor Award, two Meritorious Honor Awards, two Commerce Bronze Medals, and two Director General’s Awards. 

Mr. Crocker worked in the private sector as an engineer with Schlumberger, Amsted Rail, Webvan, HomeWarehouse.com, and as an MIT consultant for Hewlett-Packard.  He has a BSE from Princeton University, an MA in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, and an MS and MBA from MIT, where he was a Leaders for Global Operations fellow.  Mr. Crocker is married with two children and has raced bicycles competitively throughout Latin America, the U.S., and France.

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