Biography

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Paul A. Brown
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Affairs
Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
Term of Appointment: 08/03/2016 to present

Paul has served as acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Affairs since July 31, 2017. He joined the U.S. Foreign Service in late 1988, and began his service as Director of the Office of Aviation Negotiations in the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs in August 2016.

Paul has served in a variety of assignments in Washington covering such topics as trade, investment, anti-corruption, climate change, global health, and non-proliferation; and overseas, including in London, Sao Paulo, Manila, Singapore and, most recently, Kuala Lumpur. Paul worked G8 and G20 issues while detailed to the National Security Council staff in 2007-2008 and also served as an advisor to several senior State Department officials.