The U.S. Global Leadership Coalition has chosen current Broadcasting Board of Governors Director of Communications and External Affairs Lynne Weil to be its public affairs director. She will lead the advocacy organization’s efforts to educate the public on America’s engagement in the world and the efficacy of U.S. international affairs programs.
Beginning in mid-November, Weil will serve as the principal in furthering the USGLC’s digital and traditional communications strategy, strengthening relationships with journalists and overseeing the staging of events, a release said. She and her team will amplify the voices of leaders from various sectors to strengthen U.S. investments in development and diplomacy.
Weil joined the BBG in 2012 after spending two years with the U.S. State Department, first as press director and spokeswoman for the U.S. Agency for International Development, then as a senior adviser for public diplomacy and public affairs. Previously, she served the U.S. Congress as a legislative fellow, as press secretary for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee during and after 9/11, and as communications director for the House Foreign Affairs Committee.
Before entering public service, Weil was a contributing journalist for National Public Radio, The New York Times and the BBC. She also spent nearly nine years as a foreign correspondent before earning a Master of Public Policy at Princeton University.