Catherine "Randy" Wheeler

Catherine “Randy” Wheeler has served as the Director of the Information Technology Controls Division in the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) Office of National Security and Technology Transfer Controls since June 2006. From July 2011 - July 2012, Ms. Wheeler was detailed to serve as the Acting Chair of the Operating Committee in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, the interagency body that resolves disagreements among reviewing agencies on export license applications. From 1995 through May 2006, Ms. Wheeler was an attorney with the Office of the Chief Counsel for Industry and Security, and served as Senior Counsel for Regulation from 2003 through 2005, advising BIS on regulatory and licensing issues. She previously served as a policy analyst with the Bureau of Export Administration’s Office of Foreign Availability from 1984-1991, and as a policy analyst with the National Telecommunications and Information Administration’s Office of International Affairs from 1981-1983. Ms. Wheeler received a International Relations from Carleton College in 1979, an M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University in 1981, and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center in 1993.