Adam Sotomayor is currently serving as an Executive Assistant to leadership at the U.S. Department of State, where he has worked with multilateral organizations and foreign governments overseas to advance global counterterrorism, political-military, public diplomacy, economic development, sanctions and human rights objectives for the United States. Adam currently supports professional and cultural exchange programs to foster people-to-people connections between the United States and foreign countries.
Previously, Adam represented the Office of the Director General of the Foreign Service on the White House National Security Council Initiative to Promote Diversity in the National Security workforce, which resulted in two executive orders to strengthen the pipeline of diverse candidates. Adam has advanced U.S. foreign policy priorities as a Political Officer at U.S. Embassy Asuncion and Deputy Press Attaché at U.S. Embassy Paris, where he supported the President’s first visit to France for bilateral meetings. Adam has also worked with U.S. allies to advance counterterrorism objectives.
Adam was named a 40 under 40 Latino in Foreign Policy by the Huffington Post and was honored as a Latino National Security & Foreign Policy Next Generation Leader by New America. Besides being an alumnus of the French-American Foundation Young Leaders Program, Adam is an alumnus of the International Career Advancement Program, U.S. Spain Council Young Leaders Program, and Presidential Management Fellows Program. Adam started his career managing commercial advertising for Turner Broadcasting networks in Latin America. Adam graduated from the University of Florida with a Masters in International Business and Bachelor of Science in Finance. Adam was recently named a top 40 alumnus of the University of Florida for his work in foreign affairs.