Jon Piechowski

United States |  Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, US Department of State


Jon Piechowski is the deputy assistant secretary overseeing public diplomacy in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. Prior to this assignment, he served as office director in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, where his team formulated US democracy and human rights policy for the countries of Latin America and the Caribbean.   

A career member of the US Foreign Service, Piechowski also served as deputy director of communications for the US Mission to the United Nations in New York; as embassy spokesperson and public affairs officer at the US Embassy in Haiti; and as a line officer supporting former Secretaries of State Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Rodham Clinton. He completed entry-level overseas assignments at the US embassies in France and Egypt. Piechowski speaks Spanish and French, along with some Portuguese, Haitian Creole, and Arabic.

Originally from Chicago, he holds a Bachelor of Arts in Latin American studies from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in public policy from Princeton University.

Piechowski was an event speaker at the Dialogue.