For Immediate Release: March 30th, 2012

Tara Sonenshine, PSA Board of Directors Member, is confirmed as New Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy

 For Immediate Release
 Contact: Nathan Sermonis
 March 30, 2012

WASHINGTON – Today, Partnership for a Secure America congratulates Tara Sonenshine following her confirmation yesterday evening by the U.S. Senate as Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy. In taking on this role, she has announced her resignation from the PSA Board of Directors.

Ms. Sonenshine has been Executive Vice President of the United States Institute for Peace. Prior to her work with USIP, Tara served in various White House capacities, including transition director for the National Security Council (NSC), special assistant to President Clinton and deputy director of communications for the NSC (1994-1995). Tara brings unique qualifications to her upcoming position having also worked as a journalist for both ABC News and Newsweek Magazine.

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