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Nicole Schiegg


Nicole Schiegg is a seasoned strategist who believes that advancing global health and ending extreme poverty requires the strategic integration of advocacy and communications. She has traveled and worked extensively throughout Africa, Europe, and Asia, and lived in Geneva, Switzerland. Notably Nicole was a communications advisor to Dr Tedros Adhanom’s successful campaign to become the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), the first African elected to the role. Nicole was an appointee in both President Bill Clinton’s and President Barack Obama’s administrations. While at USAID, during the Obama Administration, Nicole was awarded with an individual Meritorious Honor for her work directing strategic communications, notably creating the Every Child Deserves a Fifth Birthday campaign. Previous positions include serving as senior public diplomacy advisor at the U.S. State Department as part of the first phase of the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and as advocacy and strategy officer at WHO’s Stop TB Partnership. Earlier in her career, Nicole was appointed special assistant for international programs to the White House Millennium Council, led by then-First Lady Hillary Clinton. In 2011, Nicole was recognized by her alma mater, Auburn University, with a Young Alumni of Achievement Award. Nicole is a dual citizen of Switzerland and the United States, and resides in Washington, DC.

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