Chief Operating Officer
deGarmo brings an extensive record of transformational leadership to the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue following 15 years of service at the U.S. Department of State. As Director of the Office of Management Strategy and Solutions, she delivered strategic insights and business transformation to improve the State Department’s management platform and advance foreign policy goals, with oversight of the Department’s Center for Analytics, Policy and Global Presence, and Consulting and Advanced Projects directorates.
Previously, she was the Executive Director for the State Department’s Bureau of Information Resource Management and Bureau of Administration where she led management operations through budget formulation and execution, IT global application development, contract administration and strategic planning and evaluation. Before starting her career in the State Department, deGarmo was a budget analyst and a senior advisor at the Department of Labor with the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
As someone who has dedicated my career to the mission of advancing U.S. foreign policy goals through an innovative, entrepreneurial mindset, I am thrilled to be joining the Krach Institute for Tech Diplomacy at Purdue. In less than two years, the Institute has established itself as the world’s preeminent global authority on Tech Diplomacy. This battle-tested model which combines high tech strategies with foreign policy tools based on the ‘Trust Doctrine’ not only represents a bridge between Silicon Valley and Washington, DC, but also one between Republican and Democratic Administrations.