Daniel W. Fisk
Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs
National Security Council
Mr. Fisk was serving as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, when he joined the NSC staff in October 2005.
Prior to his State Department appointment, Mr. Fisk was the Deputy Director of the Davis Institute for International Studies at The Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C., (1999-2002). His experience in the U.S. Government includes service as a senior staff member and associate counsel for the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations (1994-97) and as a staff member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs (1993-94).
Mr. Fisk also served in the Department of Defense as Deputy Director for International Counternarcotics Matters in the Office of the Assistant Secretary for International Security Affairs (1990-93) and in the State Department’s Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, as Deputy Coordinator for Central American Public Diplomacy and as a Special Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of State (1986-90).
Mr. Fisk also worked as the Deputy Coordinator for Central American Public Diplomacy in the White House Office of Communications (1987-88). He began his work in government as a Research Associate on the staff of the Republican Study Committee in the House of Representatives (1984-86).
Mr. Fisk holds Juris Doctor (1994) and Master of Arts (1981) degrees from Georgetown University and a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Tulsa (1979). Mr. Fisk is a member of the Maryland Bar and the Maryland State Bar Association, as well as the Council on Foreign Relations.
A native of Oklahoma, Mr. Fisk and his wife Carmel live in Virginia with their three children.