On June 18th, Joy Drucker, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for House Affairs and former PSA Executive Director, joined participants in PSA's Congressional Partnership Program for an off the record discussion on current affairs and the State Department.
September 2011, Joy Drucker was sworn in as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
for Legislative Affairs. Ms. Drucker joined the Department of State after
nearly twenty years of experience working in the Executive branch, the U.S.
Congress, and the non-profit and private sectors on a wide range of foreign
policy, national security, and trade matters.
Prior to joining the Department of State, Ms. Drucker served as
Executive Director of the Partnership for a Secure America, a non-profit
dedicated to advancing bipartisan leadership in U.S. foreign and national
security policy. Previously, she was Executive Director of the
Center for National Policy, a public policy organization founded in 1981 by
former Secretaries of State Cyrus Vance and Edmund Muskie.
In the private sector, Ms. Drucker served as Managing Director at the Glover
Park Group, a leading public and government affairs consultancy based in
Washington, DC, as well as Vice President of Stonebridge International, an
international strategic advisory firm founded by former National Security
Advisor Samuel Berger, where she specialized in strategic consulting and
government and public relations.
Ms. Drucker was Deputy Director of the Washington office of the Council on
Foreign Relations, where she managed the Meetings Program convening the
organization's members with top leaders from across the United States and
around the world. From 1999-2001, she was the Legislative Management
Officer for Near Eastern Affairs at the Department of State, where she was
responsible for managing the Departmentís relations with Congress on all
matters affecting the Middle East. Ms. Drucker began her career in
Washington serving as foreign policy adviser to the House Minority Leader
She holds a Bachelorís degree in Government from the London School of Economics
and a Masterís degree in War Studies from King's College, London. She is
a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and served on the Board of
Directors of the Truman National Security Project.