Adam Sotomayor




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BSBA '10, MA '10  Washington D.C.

Chief of Staff
U.S. Department of State
INDUSTRY: Government


Adam is a chief of staff at the U.S. Department of State, where he has worked with multilateral organizations and foreign governments to advance global counterterrorism, political-military, public diplomacy, economic development, sanctions and human rights objectives. Adam currently supports professional, educational, cultural and sports exchange programs to foster people-to-people connections between the United States and foreign countries.

Previously, Adam represented the Office of the Director General of the Foreign Service on the White House National Security Council Initiative to Promote Diversity in the National Security workforce, which resulted in two executive orders to strengthen the pipeline of diverse candidates. Adam has advanced U.S. foreign policy priorities as a political officer as U.S. Embassy Asuncion and deputy press attaché at U.S. Embassy Paris, where he supported the president’s first visit to France. He was named a 40 Under 40 Hispanic in Foreign Policy by the Huffington Post and a Latino national security and foreign policy leader by New America. Adam is an alumnus of the French American Foundation Young Leaders Program, U.S. Spain Council Young Leaders Program and Presidential Management Fellows Program.

He has managed commercial advertising for Turner Broadcasting networks in Latin America, and graduated from the University of Florida with a master’s in international business and bachelor’s in finance. Adam was part of the inaugural class of Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars, and was recently interviewed by U.S. News & World Report. He serves as a member of the Hispanic Scholarship Fund Advisory Council to help make college accessible to students from diverse backgrounds.