Julieta Valls Noyes assumed her duties as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs in July 2013. Her duties include responsibility for managing relations with the European Union and Western Europe and the Public Diplomacy portfolio.
Previously she served as deputy executive secretary for the Department of State, where she oversaw the preparation of briefing materials for the Secretary and other Department principals and managed travel by the Secretary of State. She led close to twenty trips by two Secretaries of State, traveling over 200,000 miles and visiting every continent. Ms. Noyes was deputy chief of mission and chargé d’affaires at the U.S. Embassy to the Holy See from 2008-2011, where she managed the visit of President Obama to the Vatican in summer 2009. Prior to that assignment, she was deputy director of the Operations Center, the 24-hour crisis management and communications center of the State Department.
Ms. Noyes has also served as the director of the office of Multilateral and Global Affairs in the bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor and as deputy director of the office of Policy Planning and Coordination for the Western Hemisphere. While political chief at the U.S. Embassy in Panama from 1999-2002, Ms. Noyes organized the ceremonies to transfer the Canal to Panamanian control and negotiated a Visiting Forces Agreement, an achievement for she earned a Distinguished Service Award. Ms. Noyes has also served tours at the U.S. Embassies in Madrid and Guatemala, as desk officer for Greece and Panama, and as a vice consul on the Mexican border.
Ms. Noyes speaks Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and some French. A graduate of Wellesley College, she has a Master’s Degree from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. She has received several Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards.