Wendy Cutler is an American diplomat currently serving as Vice President of the Asia Society Policy Institute and managing director of its Washington D.C. office.
Cutler joined the Asia Society in November 2015 following a near 30-year career as a diplomat and negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), where she also served as Acting Deputy U.S. Trade Representative.
Cutler worked on a range of negotiations and initiatives related to the Asia-Pacific, including the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement, the Trans-Pacific Partnership, U.S.-China trade relations, the WTO Financial Services negotiations, the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum, and the U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum.
Prior to her USTR service, Cutler worked for the Commerce Department on trade-related issues from 1983 to 1988.
Cutler started her government career as a Presidential Management Fellow after completing her graduate studies in economics and trade at Georgetown.