Richard Ashooh
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Richard Ashooh

Republican

American businessman, politician, and government official

Bedford, New Hampshire
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Richard Ashooh

American businessman, politician, and government official
Summary
Experience
Funding
57
Years of Age
NHResidence (state)

Richard Ashooh is an American businessman, politician, and government official who served as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration from 2017 to 2020. Prior to assuming this role, he served as the Director of Economic Partnerships at the University System of New Hampshire. Ashooh previously served as the executive director of the Warren Rudman Center at the University of New Hampshire School of Law and was a senior executive in the aerospace industry, working for both Lockheed Martin and BAE Systems. During his time in the aerospace industry, Ashooh focused on programs that protect the United States and allied warfighters, particularly in the electronic warfare space.Ashooh began his career as a staff member for the United States Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs, where he was active in the area of federal procurement policies. In both 2010 and 2016, he ran unsuccessfully in the Republican primary for New Hampshire's 1st congressional district. Ashooh has served on the board of trustees at the University System of New Hampshire and as chairman of the board at the Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy.Ashooh submitted his letter of resignation in July 2020, which resignation is scheduled to take effect on 16 July 2020. Following his resignation, Ashooh became the vice president of global government affairs for Lam Research.

Experience

Education

  (1 of 1)  
University of New Hampshire
Graduated
1986

Past Positions

  (1 - 2 of 6)  
Delegate
Interim Executive Director
Warren B. Rudman Center, University of New Hampshire School of Law
2015 - 2016
Director, Strategy
BAE Systems
2010 - 2015
Vice President of Government Relations
BAE Systems
1995 - 2010
Senior Legislative Aide
Senator Warren Rudman, United States Senate
1987 - 1993
Former Staff
Senator Gordon Humphrey, United States Senate

Other Experience

  (1 - 2 of 12)  
Chair, Defense Vision Forecast
TechAmerica Foundation
Current
Chairman
Josiah Bartlett Center for Public Policy
Current
Member
National Rifle Association
Current
Volunteer
Liberty House
Current
Board Member
Catholic Medical Center
2014 - Current
Former Board Member
University System of New Hampshire Board of Trustees
Former Board Member
Franklin Pierce University Board of Trustees
Former Board Member
New Hampshire Business and Industry Association
Former Board Member
New England Council
Former Board Member
National Defense Industrial Association
Former Co-Chair
ONE Campaign
2008
Former Chair
Christa McAuliffe-Alan Shepard Discovery Center Commission

Campaign Funding

2018
2016
2012
20
18
$0
Total Raised
$216
Total Spent
$228
Cash on Hand
Financial Data Source: Center for Responsive Politics