Julie Fisher assumed her duties as the Deputy Permanent Representative and Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Mission to NATO in June 2017. She previously served as the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources. In this role, she supported the Deputy Secretary’s efforts to oversee the Department’s budget as well as 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 where she covered North American affairs, the Baltic states, Operations policies and issues related to defense and deterrence posture. Prior to that she was the Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia. She has also served in assignments at the U.S. Embassies in 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 member of the Secretary of State’s Executive Secretariat Staff.
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. Julie and her husband, a fellow Tar Heel, are residents of Nashville, Tennessee.