Hilary Brandt, Deputy Director for Management

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Portrait of Hilary Brandt in State Department

Hilary Brandt is the Deputy Director for Management at the United States Diplomacy Center. She oversees the Center’s budget, contracting, strategic planning, technology, and communications. Prior to joining the Diplomacy Center, Hilary was Director of the Office of Policy, Outreach, and Governance in the former Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) at the U.S. Department of State, where she oversaw major change-management projects in workforce skill-building, workspace modernization, and strategic planning and governance for a bureau of 300 people. Hilary also solidified the important relationships for the department with Facebook, Twitter, Google, and Slack.

Hilary joined the U.S. Department of State seventeen years ago. Prior to running the IIP Policy Office, she was the Director of Digital Communications in the department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). Hilary is recognized for establishing ECA’s online alumni network, pioneering ECA’s social media outreach, and managing an extensive project to redesign ECA’s websites, resulting in a Webby honorable mention and making the sites among the first in government to adopt responsive design.

Before joining the State Department, Hilary worked for several years managing international exchange programs throughout eastern Europe. Hilary has a BA in Slavic languages and literatures from Indiana University, an MA in political science from The George Washington University, and a certificate in intermediate Ukrainian from Harvard University. Hilary is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).