Biography

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Ambassador Daniel Alejandro Sepulveda
Ambassador and Deputy Assistant Secretary
Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
Term of Appointment: 04/22/2013 to present

Ambassador Daniel A. Sepulveda serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State and U.S. Coordinator for International Communications and Information Policy. In this capacity, Sepulveda 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. Sepulveda led the U.S. delegation to the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) Busan Plenipotentiary Conference in 2014 and the ITU World Telecommunication Policy Forum in 2013, and 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 Advisor and member of Senator John Kerry’s senior management team. In that role, his portfolio included managing issues related to commerce, trade, and business, including Senator Kerry’s work as Chairman of the Commerce Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet.

Before joining Senator Kerry’s office in 2009, Sepulveda served as an Assistant U.S. Trade Representative leading a team that managed Congressional Affairs for the U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk during the Presidential transition.

From 2004-2008 Sepulveda managed trade, immigration, interstate commerce, labor, ethics, and lobbying reform issues for then-Senator Barack Obama and also advised his presidential campaign. Before joining Senator Obama's office, Sepulveda worked for Senator 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 (NCLR).

Amb. Sepulveda received a Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow in Public Policy and International Affairs and holds Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History from Emory University.