Deputy Assistant Secretary for Strategic Communications in Bureau of Public Affairs
Adrienne Ross was sworn in as Deputy Assistant Secretary in Public Affairs on March 5, 2018. Ms. Ross, a communications professional, offers a unique set of international communication skills. A seasoned broadcast professional turned consultant, Ms. Ross worked extensively in broadcast news for national outlets including FOX, CBS, and NBC where she covered hundreds of stories that
included presidential campaigns in battleground Ohio, the war in Iraq, and dozens of breaking news crises.
More recently, Ms. Ross established a communications program on behalf of the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center at the Atlantic Council think tank in Spanish, English, and Portuguese, where the mission to expand awareness of the region across diverse communities needed to be launched and introduced to key international stakeholders.
Previously, Ms. Ross worked as a press secretary on Capitol Hill for Chairman Deborah Pryce (from Ohio's 15th congressional district), where she led the media campaign for the first female bipartisan U.S. congressional delegation to Iraq, which focused on expanding women’s roles in the country, executing micro-loanы opportunities for the women of Mosul, and building a women’s computer
center in Haditha, Iraq. She also provided strategic communications counsel to the Government of Afghanistan while working closely with Ambassador Jawad to evaluate and support communications between the U.S. and Afghanistan, as well as NATO nations and helped the Ministers of the Government navigate Capitol Hill.