Ambassador and Deputy Assistant Secretary, U.S. State Department
Former Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda served as deputy assistant secretary of state and U.S. coordinator for international communications and information policy from March 2012 to January 2017. He has served as a vice chair to the 2016 OECD Ministerial Meeting on the Digital Economy and as the lead U.S. negotiator for the 2015 World Summit on Information Society (WSIS) +10 Review, a United Nations General Assembly high-level meeting. In 2014, Sepulveda led the U.S. delegation to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Busan Plenipotentiary Conference, as well as the 2013 World Telecommunications Policy Forum at the ITU, and he has served as the lead coordinator for multiple bilateral dialogues with international counterparts.
Prior to joining the State Department in 2012, Sepulveda served as a senior adviser and member of Sen. John Kerry’s senior management team, where his portfolio included managing issues related to commerce, trade and business, including Kerry’s work as chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology and the Internet.
Before joining Kerry’s office in 2009, Sepulveda served as an assistant U.S. trade representative, leading a team that managed congressional affairs for U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk during the presidential transition.
From 2004 to 2008 Sepulveda managed trade, immigration, interstate commerce, labor, ethics and lobbying reform issues for then-Sen. Barack Obama and also advised his presidential campaign. Before joining Obama's Senate office, Sepulveda worked for Sen. Barbara Boxer, a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, advising her on trade, technology, telecommunications, media regulation, consumer affairs, immigration and labor issues.
Additional prior work experience includes service during the Clinton administration at the U.S. Department of Labor and at the National Council of La Raza.
Sepulveda received a Master of Public Affairs from the LBJ School of Public Affairs as a Woodrow Wilson fellow in public policy and international affairs, and he holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in political science and history from Emory University.