Director of Policy, Bureau of International Information Programs
US Department of State
Hilary Brandt is the Director of the Office of Policy, Outreach, and Governance in the Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) at the U.S. Department of State. She oversees major projects that help the bureau meet its digital-first mission, including workforce skill-building, workspace modernization, and strategic planning and governance. Hilary joined the U.S. Department of State twelve years ago, and prior to running the Policy Office, she was the Director of Digital Communications in the department’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA). Hilary was widely recognized for pioneering ECA’s social media outreach and managed an extensive project to convert ECA’s websites to responsive and adaptive design. Following this project, ECA’s “American English” website was honored at the 2013 Webby Awards. Prior to working at the State Department, Hilary worked for several years managing international exchange programs at IREX. Hilary has a BA in Slavic languages and literatures from Indiana University and an MA in Political science from The George Washington University. Hilary is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and she is fluent in Russian.