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Margaret D. Tutwiler -- Department of State
Under Secretary of Public Diplomacy

Margaret Tutwiler was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 9, 2003 and sworn in as Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs on December 16, 2003. From January to June 2001, Ms. Tutwiler served in the White House as Assistant to the President and Special Adviser for Communications. She held the same position for President Bush's father from August 1992 until January 1993. Margaret Tutwiler was sworn in on July 16, 2001, as the new U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco, where she served until August 2003. From 1995 to 2000, Ms. Tutwiler was in private business, first as president of a public relations firm, then as Senior Vice President for Public Affairs at the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association in Washington, DC. Ms. Tutwiler has served in the administrations of three U.S. Presidents and worked for a fourth. She began her career in Washington, DC in 1974, working in President Gerald R. Ford's re-election office. During President George H.W. Bush's administration, Ms. Tutwiler served as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and State Department Spokesperson from 1989 to 1992. During her tenure at the State Department she traveled extensively in the Middle East and North Africa, and dealt on a daily basis with the issues and policies that faced the region. During the Reagan administration Ms. Tutwiler served in the White House from 1981 until 1985 as a key assistant to Chief of Staff James A. Baker III, and as a Deputy Assistant to the President for Political Affairs. In President Reagan's second term she served from 1985 to 1989 as the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Ms. Tutwiler is a graduate of the University of Alabama, and has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University’s School of Communications. She has received several awards for public service and is the youngest person ever to be inducted into the Alabama Hall of Honor.

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