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Joy Drucker
Deputy Assistant Secretary
Bureau of Legislative Affairs
Term of Appointment: 09/26/2013 to present

On September 26, 2011, Joy Drucker was sworn in as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for House Affairs. Ms. Drucker joined the Department of State after nearly twenty years of experience working in the Executive branch, the U.S. Congress, and the private and non-profit sectors on a wide range of foreign policy, national security, and trade matters.

Prior to joining the Department of State, Ms. Drucker served as Executive Director of the Partnership for a Secure America, a non-profit dedicated to advancing bipartisan leadership in U.S. foreign and national security policy. Previously, she was Executive Director of the Center for National Policy, a public policy organization founded in 1981 by former Secretaries of State Cyrus Vance and Edmund Muskie.

In the private sector, Ms. Drucker served as Managing Director at the Glover Park Group, a leading public and government affairs consultancy based in Washington, D.C., as well as Vice President of Stonebridge International, an international strategic advisory firm founded by former National Security Advisor Samuel Berger, where she specialized in strategic consulting and government and public relations.

Ms. Drucker was Deputy Director of the Washington office of the Council on Foreign Relations, where she managed the Meetings Program convening the organization's members with top leaders from across the United States and around the world. From 1999-2001, she was the Legislative Management Officer for Near Eastern Affairs at the Department of State, where she was responsible for managing the Department’s relations with Congress on all matters affecting the Middle East. Ms. Drucker began her career in Washington serving as foreign policy adviser to the House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt.

She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Government from the London School of Economics and a Master’s degree in War Studies from King's College, London. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and served on the Board of Directors of the Truman National Security Project.

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