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Daniel A Sepulveda (Ambassador)

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, US Department of State

Daniel A Sepulveda (Ambassador)

Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and US Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy in the State Department’s Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB). In this role, Ambassador Sepulveda leads and coordinates the Department’s positions on communications and information policy issues.

Prior to joining the State Department in 2013, Ambassador Sepulveda served as a Senior Advisor to Senator William "Mo" Cowan of Massachusetts. From 2009 to 2012, he served as a Senior Advisor and member of Senator John Kerry’s senior management team, handling the Senator’s extensive commerce, trade, and business portfolio, which included his work as Chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet.

Ambassador Sepulveda served as an Assistant US Trade Representative leading a team that managed relations with Congress for US Trade Representative Ron Kirk from 2008-2009. He managed trade, immigration, interstate commerce, labour, and ethics and lobbying reform issues for Senator Barack Obama from 2004-2008, and helped advise his campaign for President.

In the four years before joining Senator Obama's office, Ambassador Sepulveda worked for Senator Barbara Boxer, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, advising her on trade, technology, telecommunications, media regulation, and consumer affairs. He also advised her on immigration and labour issues.

Additional prior work experience includes service in the Clinton Administration in the Office of Policy at the US Department of Labor and advocacy at the nation's largest Latino organization, the National Council of La Raza (NCLR).

Ambassador Sepulveda received a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Public Policy and International Affairs. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Emory University.

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