Natalie Jones joined Meridian International Center as Senior Vice President for External Affairs in June 2017 after serving as Deputy Chief of Protocol of the United States. Prior she was Assistant Chief of Protocol for Ceremonials where she oversaw the planning of all events hosted by the Secretary of State. Throughout her tenure at the U.S. Department of State, Natalie worked with over 100 foreign governments and delegations on their visits to the U.S. and traveled with the President, Vice President and Secretary of State to advise on protocol and logistical considerations of overseas trips. In her role, she led large teams to plan and execute high-level international summits (including the 2012 NATO Summit, 2014 U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, 2015 U.S.-GCC Summit and the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit), state visits and diplomatic events and served as a central interlocutor between foreign governments, the U.S. Department of State and White House throughout the complex planning process.
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