Noyes, Julieta Valls - Republic of Croatia - April 2015


REPORT FOR THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS

UNITED STATES SENATE

SUBJECT: Ambassadorial Nomination: Certificate of 
Demonstrated Competence -- Foreign Service
Act, Section 304(a)(4)

POST: Republic of Croatia

CANDIDATE: Julieta Valls Noyes

Julieta Valls Noyes, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, currently serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs in the Department of State. She is highly regarded for fostering strong morale and performance on her teams, and forging positive relations with host country contacts. Her depth of experience working on European Union and NATO issues will be valuable in Croatia, a member of both organizations. In previous senior assignments at home and overseas, she has demonstrated the broad range of leadership, management, and policy skills that are needed to lead our mission in Croatia, a key ally in the Balkan region.

Previously, Ms. Noyes served as Deputy Director of the Department’s Operations Center (2007-2008) and Director of the Office of Multilateral and Global Affairs, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor (2005-2007). She was a student at the National Defense University, Washington, D.C. (2004-2005) and Deputy Director, Office of Policy Planning and Coordination, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (2002-2004). Ms. Noyes also served as Political Section Chief, U.S. Embassy Panama City (1999-2002); Political Officer, U.S. Embassy Madrid (1997-1999); Desk Officer for Greece (1995-1997); Assistant Information Officer, U.S. Embassy Mexico City (1993-1995); Panama Desk Officer, in the then-Bureau of American Republics Affairs (1989-1992); Political Officer, U.S. Embassy Guatemala City (1987-1989); and Vice Consul, Consulate General Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (1985-1987).

Ms. Noyes earned a B.A. from Wellesley College in 1984, and a Master’s in National Resource Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in 2005. She is the recipient of numerous honor and performance awards from the Department of State, including the Distinguished Honor Award. She speaks Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and French.