Ted Kaufman - United States Senator for Delaware

Great Federal Employees Initiative

Honoree for Week of March 1, 2010

Karen Hughes

Former Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy

Karen Hughes was appointed by President Bush to as Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy after serving as Counselor in the White House from 2000 to 2002.  A Texas native, she holds a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University. Before embarking on a career in politics, Karen worked in broadcast journalism for seven years.  As Undersecretary, Karen implemented important changes, including the creation of a “rapid response” unit in her bureau at the Department of State.  She left the State Department in 2007 to return to the private sector.  

Read Senator Kaufman's full remarks on Karen Hughes HERE

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