Biography

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Harry Kamian
Deputy Executive Secretary
Office of the Executive Secretariat
Term of Appointment: 11/30/2015 to present

Harry Kamian has served as Deputy Executive Secretary in the Department of State’s Executive Secretariat since November 2015. In this role, Harry works with the Secretary’s staff, Bureau leadership and Chiefs of Mission to shape and execute overseas visits by the Secretary to advance U.S. policy goals. Prior to joining the Executive Secretariat, Harry served as the Director and Deputy Director of the Operations Center, the Department’s 24-hour crisis center.

Mr. Kamian, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, joined the State Department in 1993. He has served overseas in Vietnam, Chile, Turkey, Cuba and El Salvador. In Washington, Harry’s assignments include Deputy Director of the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, as well as positions in Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs and on the staff of the Secretary of State in the Operations Center.

Mr. Kamian received a Master of Science in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, and Bachelor of Arts degrees in International Relations and Spanish Language from the University of California, Davis. Harry speaks Spanish, as well as some Turkish and Vietnamese.