Jane Rhee is DFC’s Chief of Staff. In that role, she provides counsel and advice to the Chief Executive Officer on strategic priorities and manages the CEO’s executive staff.
Ms. Rhee has served in leadership and management roles in the federal government and the private sector. Prior to joining DFC, she served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs at the U.S. Department of State and oversaw strategy, elections and appointments in multilateral organizations, public affairs, and Congressional outreach. From 2017 to 2021, she served as Vice President for Global Public Affairs with The Estée Lauder Companies, where she managed its public affairs strategy and stakeholder relationships in priority emerging markets.
Ms. Rhee previously served as a Foreign Service Officer for more than a decade. From 2015 to 2017, Ms. Rhee served as the Director for Strategic Planning at the National Security Council (NSC), coordinating policies to address long-term national security challenges and strengthen the national security workforce. From 2012 to 2014, she served as the NSC Director for Iranian Affairs, during which she helped coordinate the negotiations that led to a comprehensive accord to curb Iran’s nuclear program. Her other positions as a U.S. diplomat included tours in Kabul, Afghanistan, and Dubai, United Arab Emirates, as well as in Washington with the Intelligence and Research Bureau, Near Eastern Affairs Bureau, Policy Planning Staff, and the U.S. Senate.
Ms. Rhee has a Master’s in Public Affairs from the School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and a Bachelor’s in Government from Harvard College.