Daniel Stoian

Daniel (Danny) Stoian is a member of Senior Foreign Service currently serving as the Director of the Office of Management Strategy and Solutions (M/SS), the strategic arm for the Department of State’s Under Secretary for Management, which develops and enhances management policies, improves governance processes, and embeds data and analytics into decision-making to advance foreign policy.

Director Stoian previously served as the Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary for Management from 2022-2023. He was the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Regional, Global, and Functional Affairs in the Bureau of Legislative Affairs from 2019-2022. He also served as the Deputy Executive Director for the Bureaus of Near Eastern Affairs and South and Central Asian Affairs from 2017-2019, overseeing 27 missions and 17 domestic offices.

From 2015-2017, he was the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, where he established the Office of Data Analytics and launched the Knowledge Management Portal. In addition to his work in Washington, D.C., he has served in Saudi Arabia, Rwanda, Tunisia, and Bahrain.

Director Stoian has been a Fellow with Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Cornell’s Reppy Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies, and the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership, where he researched, published, and lectured on diplomacy and negotiations. He received his master’s degree in public administration at Harvard University and completed his undergraduate degree in computer science engineering and international relations at the University of California at Davis. He is fluent in Arabic, French and Romanian.

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