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Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Energy Security and Multilateral Engagement

Tommy Joyce is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Energy Security and Multilateral Engagement.  As Deputy Assistant Secretary he focuses on the security and resilience of energy infrastructure, markets, and trade, globally.  Through the Office of Global Energy Security he designs and implements policies and activities that promote energy security through diversity of sources, supplies, and routes, supported by efficient, rule-based, and transparent energy markets.  The United States is member to over 200 multilateral organizations, and through DAS Joyce’s Office of Multilateral Engagements he ensures that the Administration’s energy policy is promoted in all these institutions.

DAS Joyce is a national security leader and change manager with extensive interagency and international policy experience on the United States’ most pressing issues.  His experience includes international negotiations, strategic national security program management, a deployment to Afghanistan, and three appointments.

Before his current assignment, DAS Joyce served as Senior Advisor for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation in the National Nuclear Security Administration.  Prior to his return to government service, he was a consultant serving in an array of assignments over nine years across the defense and foreign affairs communities, including as a management consultant, foreign liaison, targeting officer, analyst, strategic assessments author, facilitator, and risk/project manager.  As a management consultant he specialized in the coordination and leadership of agile, niche teams to accomplish U.S. strategic goals.

Prior to his time as a consultant, DAS Joyce served as an appointee in the State Department’s Office of the Special Envoy for Nuclear Energy and Nonproliferation, advancing U.S. policy on peaceful nuclear energy expansion in developing countries.  DAS Joyce also served as research assistant in the White House National Security Council’s Office of International Economics.

DAS Joyce earned a B.A. in International Studies from Virginia Tech and an M.B.A. from University of North Carolina’s Kenan-Flagler Business School.