Joshua Burke is the Deputy Senior Commercial Officer serving in the US Embassy in Bucharest, Romania. In this role he supports U.S. companies growing in Romania and Moldova and helps firms from these countries invest into America. Prior to serving in Bucharest, Josh advanced commercial and trade policy issues in Ankara, Turkey.
Before joining the Foreign Commercial Service, Joshua worked as a strategy and operations consultant. Josh continues to leverage this experience by developing systematic, data driven strategies and frameworks to guide clients and to shape trade policy.
Josh first experienced life overseas while serving as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Romania (2002-2004) where he worked with local government and businesses on economic development issues. After completing his service, Josh launched his own consulting business and continues to carry an entrepreneurial spirit to his assignments. Joshua Burke has earned an BS in Management from Iowa State, an MBA from the University of Notre Dame, and a Mastering Trade Policy certificate from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.
Josh has started several charitable enterprises and served on Boards of non-profits. He completed his first half Ironman triathlon in 2019, and is married with two daughters.