Paul Kruchoski, a career member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Director of the Office of Policy, Planning, and Resources for Public Diplomacy (R/PPR). R/PPR supports the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs by coordinating policies and resources and equipping practitioners with the knowledge, skills, and tools they need to achieve U.S. foreign policy goals. It is responsible for developing and allocating the $1.5 billion public diplomacy budget, providing policy direction and planning guidance, and performance management for U.S. public diplomacy.
Prior to that role, Paul led the creation and growth of the Research and Evaluation Unit (REU), which helps Public Diplomacy practitioners use evidence and knowledge to make better informed decisions. It aims to integrate the collection and use of evidence into decision-making across the Public Diplomacy community. Previous assignments include Deputy Director of the ECA Collaboratory, Special Assistant in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and several positions in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs.
He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati. Outside of his work, Paul is an accomplished cellist.