Daniel B. Smith
Executive Secretary, The Executive Secretariat
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Daniel B. Smith is the Executive Secretary. He previously served as Executive Assistant to the Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. Mr. Smith served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs from 2002 to 2005.
Mr. Smith joined the Foreign Service in 1983, and has served in Bern, Istanbul, Ottawa and Stockholm. He has also served as Executive Assistant to the Under Secretary for Global Affairs; Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for European and Canadian Affairs; and Country Officer for Czechoslovakia. From 1993 to 1995 he taught Political Science at the U.S. Air Force Academy.
Mr. Smith speaks German, Turkish and Swedish. He is the recipient of various State Department awards. He received his B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and his M.A. and Ph.D. from Stanford University.
Released on August 6, 2007