Victoria Esser is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Public Affairs for Digital Strategy at the Department of State. Secretary Clinton has made 21st Century Statecraft, the leveraging of networks and technologies in service of America’s foreign policy goals, a priority and Ms. Esser is charged with creating and managing the digital strategy for the Department. In that capacity, she oversees the Department’s official social media platforms, broadcast operations and the State Department website.
Prior to joining the Department of State, Ms. Esser was a Managing Director of the Glover Park Group; a leading public affairs consultancy headquartered in Washington, D.C., and was the co-chair of the firm’s International Affairs practice.
Victoria previously served as a Vice President of Robinson, Lerer & Montgomery, a strategic communications consultancy, where she developed international corporate communications strategies; covering legal issues, corporate social responsibility and crisis communications for AOL International and AOL, Inc.
She began her career with the Centre International des Enterprises à Succursale, an association located in Paris, France.
Victoria has a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and graduated cum laude from Colby College with a B.A. in French and Government. She has been published in Politico and the Huffington Post, is an Atlantic Bridges Young Leader Fellow and is highly proficient in French.