Washington Center › Jill Schuker
Jill A. Schuker became Head of the OECD Washington Center in September 2009.
Ms. Schuker, a former Clinton and Carter Administration official, brings years of international policy, public diplomacy and communications strategy experience to the post as well as experience on Capitol Hill, in state government and in the private sector.
Ms. Schuker has worked across the globe with both governments and societies in transition on a range of civil society, social responsibility, governance, modernization, reform, policy, media, evaluation and leadership issues. Her positions in the U.S. government include serving as Special Assistant to President Clinton for National Security Affairs as well as Senior Director for Public Affairs at the National Security Council and Deputy Communications Director. Over the last 30 years she has also served at the US Mission to the United Nations, at the Departments of State and Commerce, as Executive Director of the bipartisan New England Congressional Caucus on Capitol Hill, and as Press Secretary to Governor Hugh L. Carey of New York.
Ms. Schuker holds a Masters Degree from Tufts University and a B.A. from Skidmore College. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Board member of the Atlantic Council of the United States. She has taught at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and George Washington University and has been a Fellow at the University of Southern California, and she has written a number of published articles on public diplomacy and national security.