Hillary Batjer Johnson serves as the Acting Deputy Coordinator for Homeland Security and Multilateral Affairs in the Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT) since December 2013, overseeing four offices: Homeland Security, Multilateral Affairs, Terrorist Designations and Sanctions, and Terrorist Screening and Interdiction. In this capacity, Hillary oversees whole-of-government approaches to protecting the homeland on cross-cutting issues such as transportation and cargo security, global supply chain security, counterterrorism-related cyber security and international critical infrastructure protection, to include energy infrastructure. Hillary also oversees the designations of foreign terrorist organizations and individuals under authorities of the Secretary of State; and terrorism screening and interdictions programs, to include terrorism information sharing negotiations and agreements with foreign partners to combat terrorist travel.
Hillary joined the CT Bureau in the Fall of 2005, where she served as the Deputy Homeland Security Advisor and later the Director for the Office of Homeland Security.
Prior to joining the CT Bureau, Hillary served as a member of the Department of State’s Policy Planning Staff (S/P) under Secretaries Powell and Rice, responsible for broad Western Hemisphere policy issues. Prior to this position, Hillary served in the Office of Policy Planning and Coordination for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA) covering issues ranging from human rights and trafficking in persons to hemispheric security and homeland security.
In September 1999 Hillary joined the State Department as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF) and received her M.P.I.A. from the University of California, San Diego’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) and her B.A. from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington State.