Stacy E. White is currently the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). She joined the bureau as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Professional and Cultural Exchanges. In that role, she is responsible for overseeing a broad array of professional, youth, cultural, sports and tech camp exchange programs for U.S. and international participants, including those supported by the Offices of International Visitors and Citizen Exchanges.
Since 1988, Ms. White has served as an American diplomat abroad at U.S. embassies in Canada, Mexico, Finland, Panama, Malaysia and Indonesia. Most recently, Ms. White was Minister Counselor for Public Affairs in Ottawa, Canada.
In Washington, DC, Ms. White has served in the Bureau of the Western Hemisphere and in the Foreign Service Institute as the Deputy Director of Public Diplomacy Training. In 2005, she represented the State Department as its Senior Fellow at The Atlantic Council. She previously served as the Director of the Office of International Visitors (2016-2018) and the Chief of Cultural Programs in the Office of Citizen Exchanges (2012-2015). She is a great believer in the transformational power of people-to-people exchanges.
Before entering the Foreign Service, Ms. White was an award-winning broadcast journalist in Texas and Oklahoma.