Judy Stecker is the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs.
Stecker came to the Department from the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where she served as Executive Director of Media Relations and Strategic Marketing. At AEI, she was responsible for developing strategic media and marketing plans, implementing and evaluating publicity tools, brand management and crisis communications.
Prior to joining AEI, Stecker served as Senior Media Associate for Broadcast Services at the Heritage Foundation. Before that, she was Director of Communications for the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Director of Communications for Vets for Freedom.