Julie Fisher is the Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. of the Embassy of the United States of America in Russia until the arrival of a new Ambassador. She serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Europe and the EU. She previously served as the Deputy Permanent Representative of the U.S. Mission to NATO and was the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources supporting reform efforts involving knowledge management, human resources and security at U.S. facilities abroad. Prior to that, Julie served as the Director of the State Department’s Operations Center, the 24/7 team that facilitates communications for the Secretary of State, Department principals and colleagues around the globe; the Operations Center also hosts the Department’s task forces and crisis response teams.
From 2011-2013, in support of the NATO Secretary General, Julie was detailed to NATO’s international staff as Deputy Director of the Private Office. She has also served in assignments at the U.S. Embassies in Tbilisi, Georgia; Kyiv, Ukraine and Moscow, Russia, as well as tours at the National Security Council, the bureaus for European Affairs and Near Eastern Affairs, and as a member of the Secretary of State’s Executive Secretariat Staff.
A member of the Senior Foreign Service, Julie attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she majored in Russian and East European Studies; she earned her Master’s degree at the Woodrow Wilson School for International Affairs at Princeton University. She speaks Russian, French and some Georgian.