William C. Danvers is the Deputy Chief of Staff for Secretary of State John Kerry, focused on policy issues.
Immediately before joining the State Department, he was the Staff Director of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He also served in the Obama Administration from 2009-2011 at the Central Intelligence Agency and Department of Defense.
Mr. Danvers was a Senior Director at the National Security Council, and Special Assistant for National Security Affairs during the Clinton Administration, during which time he also worked at the State Department for Strobe Talbott. He was the U.S. representative for the OECD from 1997-1998.
Mr. Danvers worked for the House of Representatives from 1981-1989, where he was a Legislative Assistant for a member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and he was also Staff Director of the House Banking Subcommittee for International Trade, Finance and Monetary Policy.
He also worked for Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut as a Legislative Assistant from 1989-1993, and did government relations work for Griffin, Johnson, Madigan and Peck during the George H.W. Bush administration.
Mr. Danvers has been an adjunct professor at the Elliot School at George Washington University for the past seven years, and has written a number of articles on national security issues.