July 7, 2022
Ms. Jennifer Knight
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Consumer Goods, and Materials
Department of Commerce
As the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Textiles, Consumer Goods, and Materials (TCGM), Ms. Jennifer Knight oversees the Office of Materials Industries and the Office of Consumer Goods within the International Trade Administration’s Industry and Analysis unit. Ms Knight’s previous experience includes leading startups, family-owned, and private equity-owned companies through growth, turnarounds, and ownership transitions as a former C-suite executive. She was previously the president and COO of American Woolen Company and a partner at Newport Board Group, a national professional services firm that provides executive level and Board of Directors advisory services to emerging growth companies. Ms. Knight was also founder and president of GetawayStyle, an e-commerce site offering content and product recommendations of Made in the USA, eco-friendly home furnishings to second and retirement homeowners. Prior to that, she spent almost 15 years in the U.S. textile industry leading several companies through growth and turnaround situations. Ms. Knight received a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and Women’s Studies from Brown University and earned a Master of Business Administration from Columbia University.