Biography

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Marc Dillard
Director, Office of Economic Policy Analysis and Public Diplomacy
Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs
Term of Appointment: 08/17/2016 to present

Marc Dillard is Director of the Office of Economic Policy Analysis and Public Diplomacy in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs (EB/EPPD), where he leads a team to execute the bureau’s strategic planning, policy evaluation, internal and external communications, and promotion of responsible business conduct. His office also manages Washington’s relations with the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. This entails working with more than 25 U.S. government departments and agencies to contribute to the OECD’s evidence-based policy analysis and development of international standards.

A member of the Senior Foreign Service, Marc was Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria immediately prior to returning to Washington. His previous diplomatic postings include stints in Japan, Korea, Malawi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. A career economic officer, he has also worked in political affairs and public diplomacy, and served as a Watch Officer/Senior Watch Officer in the State Department’s Operations Center. He is the recipient of multiple Meritorious and Superior Honor Awards.

Prior to joining the State Department, Marc was an information technology consultant and taught economics at the university level. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and German from Duke University and a Ph.D. in political economy and public policy from the University of Southern California.