Roberta Jacobson, assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs at the State Department, is the leader of the U.S. delegation to this week’s talks on normalizing relations with Cuba. Jacobson oversees 10,000 personnel in 30 countries, is the first woman to hold the job and was the State Department’s first regional deputy assistant secretary to have risen to that rank without first being a foreign service officer.
Roberta Jacobson, assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs at the State Department, is the leader of the U.S. delegation to this week’s talks on normalizing relations with Cuba. Jacobson oversees 10,000 personnel in 30 countries, is the first woman to hold the job and was the State Department’s first regional deputy assistant secretary to have risen to that rank without first being a foreign service officer. COURTESY OF THE US STATE DEPARTMENT
Roberta Jacobson, assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere affairs at the State Department, is the leader of the U.S. delegation to this week’s talks on normalizing relations with Cuba. Jacobson oversees 10,000 personnel in 30 countries, is the first woman to hold the job and was the State Department’s first regional deputy assistant secretary to have risen to that rank without first being a foreign service officer. COURTESY OF THE US STATE DEPARTMENT

U.S. lead negotiator with Cuba is known for breaking barriers

January 20, 2015 03:18 PM