Biography of Jim Core
Director International Expositions Unit
Office of the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs
U.S. Department of State
Jim was named Director of the International Expositions Unit when it was launched in 2017 at the U.S. Department of State. He leads the Department’s engagement on International Expositions and contact between the Department of State and other branches of the federal government and external partners.
From 2010 to 2016, he worked to improve the Department’s global operations as a senior analyst in the Office of Management Policy, Rightsizing, and Innovation (M/PRI). He served on the International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS) Working Group and the eGovernment Advisory Board to set policy for approximately $5 billion in support activities. . Prior to this he led strategic planning and budget formulation projects in the Office of Strategic and Performance Planning (2005-2010). Previous employers include the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Resolution Trust Corporation, and an international development contractor.
He earned a B.A. in International Studies at Fairleigh Dickinson University (Rutherford, NJ) and a M.A. in International Affairs at The George Washington University (Washington, DC).
Jim is the recipient of two Superior and three Meritorious Honor Awards from the Department of State. He is a 2017 recipient of the George Washington University Alumni Outstanding Service Award.
Jim is on the Board of Advisors of the Elliott School of International Affairs and is a past president of the George Washington University Alumni Association. He and his wife Wendy live in Kensington, MD.