Jonathan Katz was appointed deputy assistant administrator for the Bureau for Europe and Eurasia in March 2014. Previously he served as a Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of the International Organization Affairs in the U.S. Department of State from February 2010-December 2013. In that role, Katz served as a speech writer and advised the Assistant Secretary and other senior officials on key U.S. national security and multilateral policies and priorities at the UN and in international organizations.
Katz joined the state Department on February 1, 2010 after working on Capitol Hill for thirteen years as the Staff Director and Minority Staff Director of the Europe Subcommittee of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Legislative Director and Senior Foreign Policy Advisor for Congressman Robert Wexler. Katz advised the Congressman on foreign policy, development, defense and trade. In 1994 and 1996, Katz served in senior positions on Congressional campaigns in Florida. He received a B.A. from Syracuse University.