Jon Piechowski is the Deputy Assistant Secretary overseeing public diplomacy in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. Prior to this assignment, he served as office director in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, where his team formulated U.S. democracy and human rights policy for the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean. A career member of the U.S. Foreign Service, Piechowski also served as Deputy Director of Communications for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York; as embassy spokesperson and public affairs officer at the U.S. Embassy in Haiti; and as a line officer supporting former Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Rodham Clinton. He completed entry-level overseas assignments at the U.S. embassies in France and Egypt.
Piechowski speaks Spanish and French, along with some Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Arabic. Originally from Chicago, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American Studies from Northwestern University and a Master of Public Policy from Princeton University.