Wendy Cutler Receives Top Honor from Republic of Korea

Wendy Cutler receives the Order of Industrial Service Merit from Minister Joo Hyunghwan in Seoul on February 16, 2016. (Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy)

WASHINGTON, DC, February 24, 2016 – Asia Society Policy Institute Vice President Wendy Cutler received the Republic of Korea’s Order of Industrial Service Merit, Silver Tower, from Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Joo Hyunghwan at a ceremony in Seoul on February 16.

Cutler was recognized for her work in strengthening U.S.-Korea trade relations during her tenure at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), and in particular her work as Chief U.S. Negotiator for the U.S.- Korea (KORUS) Free Trade Agreement, which came into effect in March 2012. The Order of Industrial Service Merit is presented to individuals and businesses that have contributed to the development of South Korea's industry and national economy.

Cutler joined the Asia Society Policy Institute in November 2015 after nearly 30 years at USTR.