Ted Kaufman - United States Senator for Delaware

Great Federal Employees Initiative

Honoree for Week of March 1, 2010

Evelyn Lieberman

Former Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy

Evelyn Lieberman, a native of New York and graduate of SUNY Buffalo, first entered government service in 1988 as press secretary to then-Senator Joe Biden.  In 1993, Evelyn moved over to the White House, where she served as an assistant to First Lady – and now Secretary of State – Hillary Rodham Clinton.  Three years later, after serving also as Deputy White House Press Secretary, she was appointed Deputy Chief of Staff under Leon Panetta.  In 1997, President Clinton appointed her as Director of Voice of America, and she served in that capacity for two years.  In 1999, President Clinton nominated Evelyn to serve as the State Department’s first Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy, and she was confirmed by the Senate.  Her service in that role lasted until the beginning of the Bush Administration, in January 2001.  Since 2002, Evelyn has continued her career in federal government, serving as the Director of Communications and Public Affairs for the Smithsonian Institution.

Read Senator Kaufman's full remarks on Evelyn Lieberman HERE

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