Constance (Conny) Mayer is the Department’s Acting Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer and the Principal Senior Advisor in the Secretary’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion (S/ODI), which was established in June 2021. Conny helped stand up the new office which includes 12 civil and foreign service officers. She leads the Department’s DEIA Data Working Group which established a demographic baseline for the Department that will be updated annually and has now been released to the American public. Conny leads a data sub-working group for the government-wide Chief Diversity Officers’ Executive Council which was established by the White House to oversee the implementation of Executive Order 14035 on enhancing DEIA in the Federal Workforce. Conny is the ranking civil servant in S/ODI team with over 30 years of Department experience. Prior to joining S/ODI, Conny served in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR) Office of Middle East Analysis, at the U.S Consulate in Jerusalem as Political Counselor, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo as a Political-Military Affairs Officer, as Deputy Director of the President’s Daily Brief (2010-2013), and as a Congressional Fellow. Conny started her overseas service as a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Islamic Republic of Mauritania. She has a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University in New York and a BA from the University of Delaware in Political Science and Communications.