Michelle Giuda

Weber Shandwick: EVP, Geopolitical Strategy & Risk

is Executive Vice President of Geopolitical Strategy & Risk at Weber Shandwick, counseling clients to prepare for and address the impact of geopolitical issues on their business and reputation.

From February 2018 to March 2020, Giuda served as the U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Global Public Affairs. In February 2019, Secretary of State Pompeo also delegated to Giuda the authorities of the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs. Giuda served on the U.S. State Department Operating Committee and was a Board Member of the U.S. Agency for Global Media. In May 2019, Giuda led the largest restructuring at the State Department in twenty years to modernize the Department’s global public affairs and public diplomacy operations.

Previously, Giuda was Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Communications at Weber Shandwick in New York. Prior to Weber Shandwick, Giuda was a political communications strategist in Washington, DC, serving for five years as a lead member of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich’s communications team, including her role as National Deputy Press Secretary during the Speaker’s 2012 presidential campaign.

In 2016, Giuda was honored with the Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business Award by the Asian American Business Development Center.

Giuda received her Master’s Degree in Political Management from George Washington University and earned a B.A. in Political Science from UCLA where she was an NCAA Champion and Team Captain of the UCLA Women’s Gymnastics Team.