Deputy Chief Human Capital Officer: Linda Taglialatela
Linda Taglialatela, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Human Resources, was born in New York. A member of the Senior Executive Service since 1997, Ms. Taglialatela is a graduate of the State University of New York (BA) and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (MBA). In 1973 she began her government service as a management analyst with the General Accounting Office (now the Government Accountability Office). Six years later, she went to work in the Office of the Inspector General at the Department of State, where she served first as an Audit-Qualified Inspector and later as the Special Assistant to the Inspector General. She then became the Administrative Officer for the Office of the Coordinator, International Communications and Information Policy. Ms. Taglialatela oversaw the full complement of administrative services as the Office of nine individuals transitioned into a full fledge bureau with some fifty people. Three years later she was assigned to the American Embassy in Bern, Switzerland where she served as Administrative Officer, providing the full range of administrative functions to seven federal agencies. She returned to Washington to serve first as the Deputy Director and then the Director of the Office of Resource Management and Organization Analysis in the Bureau of Human Resources. In 2002 Linda Taglialatela became a Deputy Assistant Secretary for State in the Bureau of Human Resources.
During her career Ms. Taglialatela has received numerous awards and recognition for her performance. In 2004 she was the recipient of a Meritorious Presidential Rank Award and in 2008 received the Distinguished Presidential Rank Award.