Hillary Batjer Johnson serves as the Deputy Coordinator for Homeland Security, Screening, and Designations in the Bureau of Counterterrorism (CT), overseeing three offices: Homeland Security, Terrorist Designations and Sanctions, and Terrorist Screening and Interdiction. In this capacity, Hillary manages whole-of-government approaches to protecting the homeland on cross-cutting issues such as transportation and cargo security, global supply chain security, counterterrorism-related cyber security and international critical infrastructure protection, to include energy infrastructure. Hillary also oversees the designations of foreign terrorist organizations and individuals under authorities of the Secretary of State; and terrorism screening and interdictions programs, to include terrorism information sharing negotiations and agreements with foreign partners to combat terrorist travel.
Hillary joined the CT Bureau in the Fall of 2005, where she served as the Deputy Homeland Security Advisor and later the Director for the Office of Homeland Security. Prior to joining the CT Bureau, Hillary served as a member of the Department of State’s Policy Planning Staff (S/P) under Secretaries Powell and Rice, responsible for broad Western Hemisphere policy issues. Prior to this position, Hillary served in the Office of Policy Planning and Coordination for the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs (WHA) covering issues ranging from human rights and trafficking in persons to hemispheric security and homeland security. Hillary is a career member of the Civil Service and joined the State Department in September 1999 as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF). She received her MPIA from the University of California, San Diego’s School of International Relations and Pacific Studies (IR/PS) and her BA from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington State.