Adam Sotomayor advises on counterterrorism finance and designations, and works with multilateral organizations and foreign governments to advance global counterterrorism objectives as a Foreign Affairs Officer in the Bureau of Counterterrorism at the U.S. Department of State. Previously, Adam worked on management policy issues, including diversity and inclusion, on behalf of the Office of the Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of HR at the U.S. Department of State. Adam has served as Deputy Press Attaché at U.S. Embassy Paris, where he coordinated press initiatives and managed the digital engagement portfolio for the U.S. Mission. Adam worked closely with White House and Embassy staff to cover key events, including the U.S. President’s visit to Paris for bilateral meetings with the President of France.
Adam started his State Department career as a Presidential Management Fellow, where he launched and facilitated public-private partnerships in Africa for economic development on behalf of the Secretary’s Office of Global Partnerships. Adam has advanced human rights and political-military initiatives during an assignment as a Political-Economic Officer at U.S. Embassy Asuncion. In 2016, Adam was featured on Huffington Post’s list of 40 under 40 Latinos in Foreign Policy for his work on the National Security Council Initiative to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in the National Security Workforce, which resulted in a Presidential Memorandum and two executive orders to strengthen the pipeline of diverse candidates in foreign affairs.
Adam started his career managing commercial advertising for Turner Broadcasting networks in Latin America. He graduated from the University of Florida with a Masters in International Business and Bachelor of Science in Finance. Adam is an alumnus of the International Career Advancement Program.