Michelle Giuda is Executive Vice President of Geopolitical Strategy & Risk at Weber Shandwick, a leading global communications network that delivers next-generation solutions to brands, businesses and organizations in major markets around the world. Giuda counsels 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 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. In May 2019, Giuda led the largest restructuring at the U.S. State Department in twenty years to modernize the Department’s global public affairs and public diplomacy operation.
Previously, Giuda was Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Communications at Weber Shandwick in New York where she worked from 2013 to 2018. Prior to Weber Shandwick, Giuda was a political communications strategist in Washington, D.C., serving for five years as a lead member of former Speaker Newt Gingrich’s communications team, including her role as National Deputy Press Secretary during the Speaker’s 2012 presidential campaign. Giuda also served as Communications Director of GOPAC, working to elect and advance the country’s next generation of top state and local leaders.
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.