Office of Civil Rights
The son of a retired Foreign Service Officer, Mr. Hicks spent his formative years in Africa and Europe. Upon graduating from grade school in Tanzania and high school in Berlin, he attended Morgan State University before transferring to George Washington University where he received a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in International Affairs and African studies. He also received a Master’s of Arts degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. While at Fletcher, Mr. Hicks established the Ralph Bunche Society to promote the participation of minorities in international affairs and increase the recruitment of minority students and faculty to the Fletcher program.
Before joining the State Department in 1999, Mr. Hicks worked for several non-government agencies that included the African-American Institute, Entrepreneurs International, and the U.S.-South African Leadership Exchange Program. He also served on Senator Edward Kennedy’s foreign policy staff, and worked as an executive for General Motors’ Africa and Middle East Operations.
Mr. Hicks served as Management Officer for U.S. Embassy Conakry, Guinea and U.S. Consulate General Lagos, Nigeria prior to his current position as Supervisory General Services Officer for U.S. Embassy Brasilia. His next assignment will be with the Office of Management Policy, Rightsizing and Innovation where he will be responsible for developing rightsizing plans for U.S. missions in NEA, SCA, and EAP.