Director, Global Entrepreneurship Program, US Department of State
US Department of State
Tom Lersten serves as Director of the Global Entrepreneurship Program in the U.S. Department of State. As such he provides strategic and policy guidance regarding entrepreneurship in the State Department. In addition, he is responsible for identifying key private sector partners to assist the Department in the promotion of entrepreneurship, and plays a major role planning the annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit and Global Entrepreneurship Week. Tom joined the Foreign Service in 1998, as an economic officer. He previously served overseas tours in Moscow, Dubai, and Nicaragua, along with a variety of assignments in the State Department.