Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment: Regional Bureau Economic Leadership

In order to effectively advance U.S. economic diplomacy and ensure close coordination on economic policy, a deputy assistant secretary (DAS) in each of the Department’s regional bureaus is designated as the bureau lead on economic issues. These “Economic DASes” also serve as their bureau’s primary contact on regional and cross-cutting economic issues with the E Family. The 2015 Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review highlighted the regional economic DASes as a key element of the Department’s efforts to advance inclusive economic growth.

Management of economic affairs within a regional bureau is determined by the regional assistant secretary. All senior officials will generally maintain the lead on economic issues within their specific portfolio. The economic DASes listed below are the respective bureau’s senior lead on cross-cutting and regional economic issues. Contact information can be found here.

Regional bureau designated deputy assistant secretary for economic issues 2016 – 2017