Molly Montgomery serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. She is responsible for relations with Western Europe and the European Union and leads the bureau’s policy formulation and implementation on global issues.
Prior to re-joining the Department of State, Montgomery was a Senior Vice President in the Europe practice at Albright Stonebridge Group and a non-resident fellow in the Center on the United States and Europe at the Brookings Institution.
Previously, Montgomery spent more than a decade as a career Foreign Service officer. As a detailee to the White House, she served as Special Advisor to the Vice President for Europe and Eurasia. Her overseas assignments included U.S. Embassies Riga, Sarajevo, and Kabul and U.S. Consulate General Dubai. She also served in the State Department’s Office of Eastern European Affairs and Executive Secretariat.
Montgomery earned a master’s in Public Administration in international relations from the Princeton University School of Public & International Affairs and holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and history from Stanford University. She is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations, a recipient of the Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship, and a graduate of MIT’s Seminar XXI program.