Kathleen Sheehan, Executive Director
Kathleen joined the Council of American Ambassadors as Executive Director in 2018. Prior to coming to the Council, Kathleen worked at the Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer. She served overseas in Taipei and Shenyang and domestically in the Operations Center, on the Russia Desk and in the Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM). Kathleen started her career in Washington D.C. as a staffer in the office of Senator Joseph Lieberman. Kathleen is a board member of the John Kirby Simon Foreign Service Trust, an organization committed to encouraging community service at U.S. embassies. She received a MA from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and a BA from Smith College.