Lesley C. Ziman, a career member of the Senior Executive Service, serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration, overseeing the Offices of Assistance Programs for Europe, Central Asia, and the Americas; Policy and Resource Planning; and the Comptroller.
Prior to joining PRM, Ms. Ziman served as the Deputy Director in the U.S. Department of State’s Office of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources (F), a Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary equivalent. She coordinated the allocation of more than $35 billion in foreign assistance resources for the Department and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and advised the Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance Resources on strategies, programming, and resource decision-making. Ms. Ziman joined F when it was established in 2006 and previously served as the Managing Director for Regional and Global Issues, Director for Global Issues and Presidential Initiatives, and the Director for South and Central Asia.
Prior to joining F, Ms. Ziman worked in the Office of the Middle East Partnership Initiative in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. Ms. Ziman joined the Department in 2002 as a Presidential Management Fellow in the Bureau of Resource Management. Ms. Ziman holds a B.A. in Middle East Studies from the George Washington University and a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Maryland.