Ambassador Dereck J. Hogan, a career member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service, currently serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. Prior to this he served as the Ambassador to U.S. Embassy Moldova and, before that, as the Deputy Executive Secretary of the U.S. Department of State. Mr. Hogan also previously served as the Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’affaires in U.S. Embassy Baku, Azerbaijan. Mr. Hogan’s other senior positions in the U.S. State Department include Director of the Central European Affairs and Nordic and Baltic Affairs Offices and Senior Advisor to the President’s Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan. He previously served as the U.S. Department of State Representative on two civilian-military Provincial Reconstruction Teams in southern and eastern Afghanistan. His other overseas assignments include Russia, Belarus, Nicaragua, and the Dominican Republic. In Washington, Mr. Hogan served as Special Assistant to Secretary of State Colin Powell and a Watch Officer in the State Department’s Operations Center.
Mr. Hogan has a Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. He speaks Russian, Spanish, and Romanian.