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Maureen Cormack serves as the Bureau’s Principal Deputy Coordinator. Formerly, she was Executive Assistant in the Office of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs and prior to that served as the Director of the Office of Western European Affairs, the Deputy Director for Korean Affairs, and as a Pearson Fellow on the Homeland Security Committee of the House of Representatives.
Overseas, she has served as press officer at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Korea, as deputy cultural attache at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, and as the first consul at the American Presence Post (APP) in western France, covering the regions of Brittany, Normandy, and the Loire.
Ms. Cormack joined the Foreign Service in 1989 and in early assignments served as Director of the American Centers in Kwangju, South Korea and Warsaw, Poland. She returned to Washington, DC as European personnel officer for the former U.S. Information Agency.
Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Ms. Cormack worked for the Ravinia Festival, the summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, in fundraising, public relations, and artistic management. She also worked for the Chicago law firm of Shefsky, Saitlin, and Froelich.
Maureen Cormack has a B.A. in performing arts management from the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, a M.A. in international relations from the University of Chicago and a Diplome Semestriel from the University of Paris IV.
Ms. Cormack speaks fluent French and has studied Polish, Korean, and Spanish.