Jennifer Hall Godfrey's term ended on April 1, 2022.
Jennifer Hall Godfrey served as Executive Assistant/Chief of Staff to the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs (R) since July 2018. On January 20, 2021, she was delegated the functions and authorities of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.
Ms. Hall Godfrey is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. She joined the Department of State as a public diplomacy officer in 1998, and served overseas in Jordan (1999-2001), Turkmenistan (2002-2004), Libya (2007-2009), Austria (2010-2013), and Saudi Arabia (2015-2018). In Washington, she served as Press Officer in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs (2004-2006) and as Deputy Director and then Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Media Engagement in the Bureau of Public Affairs (2014-2015).
Ms. Hall Godfrey earned a B.A. from Brandeis University and an M.S. in National Security Strategy from the National War College. She speaks Arabic, Russian, and Spanish.