Mary-Kate Fisher, Acting Chief of Protocol of the United States

Mary-Kate Fisher’s term ended on August 12, 2019.

Mary-Kate Fisher was appointed as the Acting Chief of Protocol of the United States on July 8, 2019. In this role, Ms. Fisher leads the Office of the Chief of Protocol in its mission to advance the foreign policy of the Trump Administration by creating and fostering an environment for successful diplomacy. As the first hand that welcomes kings, queens, presidents, and prime ministers to the United States, Ms. Fisher serves on the front lines of diplomatic engagement, building bridges and fostering understanding between peoples and governments.

Ms. Fisher previously served as the Deputy Chief of Protocol. She first joined the Department of State in 2018 as the Assistant Chief of Protocol for Visits, coordinating the trips and visits of foreign dignitaries meeting with President Trump and Vice President Pence both abroad and here in Washington, DC. Prior to her time at the Department of State, Ms. Fisher served in the Office of the First Lady at the White House, working as the Deputy Director of Advance. Before joining the administration, Ms. Fisher worked for the 58th Presidential Inaugural Committee as the Event Manager for high-level events for both the President-elect and Vice President-elect.

Prior to moving to Washington, DC, Ms. Fisher worked in New York City at the USO as the Manager of Corporate Alliances, raising funds to support active duty service-members. Additionally, Ms. Fisher served on staff on both Governor Chris Christie’s presidential campaign and political action committee.

Before her work on the campaign, Ms. Fisher worked for a non-profit organization. She served the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund as the Deputy Director, helping New Jersey families repair their lives and properties after the storm.

Ms. Fisher first started her career as a Scheduler in the Office of Governor Chris Christie. A New Jersey native, Ms. Fisher graduated from The College of New Jersey with a Bachelor’s Degree in International Studies.

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