Michael Ortiz

Michael Ortiz

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Former Deputy Coordinator for Countering Violent Extremism, U.S. Department of State

Michael R. Ortiz was appointed by Secretary of State John Kerry to serve as the first U.S. diplomat focused on countering violent extremism (CVE) policy at the Department of State.  As Deputy Counterterrorism Coordinator, Ortiz led diplomatic efforts to persuade foreign governments and the UN to implement CVE policies and programs. Previously, he served as Senior Advisor to the National Security Advisor at the White House, was the Director for Legislative Affairs at the National Security Council and worked in the White House Office of Legislative Affairs. Earlier in his career, he worked in the offices of Senators Obama and Reid.

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