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Stanton switches from White House to State

BY Nancy Scola | Thursday, December 3 2009

A staffing update: Katie Stanton, whose hiring by the White House we covered earlier this year, will be departing the White House new media team headed by Macon Phillips to join the State Department. Stanton, who had been serving as the White House Director of Citizen Participation, will be aiding in the execution of the State Department's burgeoning and ambitious "21st century statecraft" initiative that aims to use technology to advance the department's aims around the globe. Secretary Clinton's Senior Advisor on innovation, Alec Ross, whose team in the Secretary's office Stanton will be joining, had this to say: "Katie has an uncommon blend of foreign policy and technology expertise that will be put to work on projects around the globe from Rwanda to Mexico. I couldn’t be more excited to have her on the team."