David Copley currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iraq Affairs in the U.S. Department of State’s Near Eastern Affairs bureau.

Prior to joining the State Department, David worked as a Vice President at U.S. Silica, a leading oilfield services and industrial mineral provider. In addition to private-sector experience at U.S. Silica, David also served as a strategy consultant for the Boston Consulting Group (BCG), helping both public and private sectors clients solve strategic challenges. David’s public-sector clients included the Department of the Navy, Department of Commerce, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and the Government of Puerto Rico.

Before joining BCG, David served as an intelligence officer for the U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA), where he focused on Middle East issues and counterterrorism. David deployed to Iraq twice during his time at DIA in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Before DIA, David served in the Bush White House as a Special Assistant in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). David’s team worked on management policy to improve the performance and efficiency of Federal government programs across the breadth of the executive branch of government. While at OMB, David also served a detail to U.S Embassy Baghdad, supporting a State Department Global Outreach Team.

David is also an officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve. His duty assignments in the Reserves have included Naval Forces Central Command/5th Fleet, U.S. Central Command, and the Office of Naval Intelligence. As a reservist, David mobilized to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

David is a graduate of Harvard Business School (MBA) and the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business (BS Economics).

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