Biography

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Patricia Lacina
Deputy Executive Secretary
Office of the Executive Secretariat
Term of Appointment: 09/14/2015 to present

Ms. Lacina, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, is currently serving as Deputy Executive Secretary in the Office of the Secretary of State. Previously, she served as Deputy Chief Information Officer for Business, Management and Planning and Chief Knowledge Officer from 2013 to 2015. Ms. Lacina’s overseas assignments include Buenos Aires, Nairobi, Moscow, Bogota, Vienna, Brussels, Mexico City, Frankfurt, and Cairo. Domestically, she previously served in the Bureau of International Organizations Affairs as the Office Director of Global Systems. Ms. Lacina holds a B.A. in Special Education and Spanish from the University of Northern Iowa and an M.A. in International Affairs from California State University at Sacramento.