ANDREW W. REYNOLDS
U.S. Department of State
Following two years in the private sector, Mr. Reynolds, a career civil servant, has worked at the U.S. Department of Energy (15 years) and State Department (25) in a range of science, technology and engineering fields and related strategic planning, technology forecasting and assessment, non-proliferation, export controls and cooperative research, among other areas of responsibility. He served as DOE Representative for Western Europe at the US Mission to OECD in Paris from 1983-1986 and as Science and Technology Counselor in the US Embassy in Rome from 1996-2000 under a limited Foreign Service appointment.
Before assuming his current position, Reynolds was Deputy and Chief of Staff in the Office of the Science and Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State from 2000-2011, where he supported four successive Advisers. He led efforts to increase S&T personnel and literacy at State and the U.S. Agency for International Development, strengthen outreach to the U.S. and global S&T community, and foster mid- to long-term strategic planning at State, USAID and across the U.S. government, including the defense and intelligence communities. Mr. Reynolds has been a strong advocate for the seminal role of science and engineering in diplomacy, development and international relations. He has received Meritorious and Superior Honor Awards for his service.
In his current assignment as Senior Advisor for Space and Advanced Technologies, Office of International Communications and Information Policy, Bureau of Economic Affairs, Mr. Reynolds continues to focus on these strategic areas and, inter alia, the use of information and communications technologies and space assets for development; S&T and engineering for urbanization and resilient infrastructure; natural hazards mitigation and recovery; disruptive technologies; innovation, Internet governance and cybersecurity. He also serves as Chairman of the UN Commission on Science and Technology for Development, in Geneva.
Mr. Reynolds earned a BA from the University of Virginia, combining pre-medical studies and international relations, including a year at the University of Copenhagen and Goethe Institute. He earned MS degrees in engineering and applied science from George Washington University and strategic intelligence from the National Intelligence University. Mr. Reynolds speaks and reads Spanish, Italian, French, and some German.