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Doris R. Haywood


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Office of Civil Rights
Washington, DC
February 2009



Date: 02/10/2009 Description: Black History Month, 2009: Doris R. Haywood State Dept Photo

Doris Haywood has served in a variety of assignments during her career with the State Department as both a diplomat and civil service employee. She has served as a Vice Consul, General Services Officer (logistics), and liaison to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Her overseas postings included stints in Brazil, Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, and Zambia.

In 2002, she became a Foreign Affairs Officer in the Office of Transportation Policy in the Bureau of Economic, Energy and Business Affairs. In that office, she works with the full complement of Department of Homeland Security entities (Customs and Border Protection, U.S. Coast Guard, Transportation Security Administration, etc.), other agencies (Defense, Commerce, Transportation), the private sector, and within the Department to ensure the effective development, implementation and monitoring of initiatives and programs under the National Strategy for Maritime Security and its International Outreach and Coordination Strategy to enhance overall maritime security, both domestically and internationally, on such issues as supply chain security and piracy.

Ms. Haywood is the recipient of several awards including a quality step increase, a meritorious honor award, a bronze medal from the Environmental Protection Agency, and six superior honor awards.

A Barnwell, South Carolina native, she earned her Bachelor’s of Science in Chemical Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She speaks Spanish and Portuguese. She has two sons.

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