Michelle S. Giuda was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs on February 3, 2018. On February 5, 2019, Secretary of State Pompeo delegated to Ms. Giuda the authorities of the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.
In May 2019, Ms. Giuda led the largest restructuring at the State Department in twenty years, merging the Bureaus of Public Affairs and International Information Programs to modernize communications and create the Bureau of Global Public Affairs, of which she serves as head.
Ms. Giuda brings a wealth of global strategic communications experience to the Department, having served as senior vice president of Global Corporate Communications and managing strategy across 81 countries for Weber Shandwick in New York until January 2018. Prior to Weber Shandwick, Ms. Giuda was a political communications strategist in Washington, DC, serving for five years as a lead member of former Speaker Newt Gingrich’s communications team, including her role as National Deputy Press Secretary during the Speaker’s 2012 presidential campaign. Ms. Giuda also served as Communications Director of GOPAC, working to elect and advance the country’s next generation of top state and local leaders.
In 2016, Ms. Giuda was honored with the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award by the Asian American Business Development Center.
Ms. Giuda received her Master’s Degree in Political Management from George Washington University and earned a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA where she was an NCAA Champion and Team Captain of the UCLA Women’s Gymnastics Team.