Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy. Prior to joining the State Department, Mr. Sepulveda served in the Senate for more than a decade, in both the Clinton and Obama Administrations, and in the nonprofit sector.
From 2009-2012 Sepulveda served as a Senior Advisor and member of Senator John Kerry’s senior management team while also handling the Senator’s extensive commerce, trade, and business portfolio, including his work as Chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet.
Prior to joining Senator Kerry’s office, Sepulveda served as an Assistant U.S. Trade Representative leading a team that managed relations with Congress for the U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk beginning with the Presidential transition in 2009 and serving during the first year of the Obama Administration.
Sepulveda also managed trade, immigration, interstate commerce, labor, and ethics and lobbying reform issues for Senator Barack Obama from 2004-2008 and helped advise his campaign for president. In the four years before joining Senator Obama's office, Sepulveda worked for Senator Barbara Boxer, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, advising her on trade, technology, telecommunications, media regulation, and consumer affairs. He also advised her on immigration and labor issues.
Additional prior work experience includes service in the Clinton Administration in the Office of Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor and advocacy at the nation's largest Latino organization, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR).
Mr. Sepulveda received a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Public Policy and International Affairs. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Emory University.