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Daniel W. Fisk

Chief Operations Officer

Daniel W. Fisk is the Chief Operations Officer of the International Republican Institute (IRI), having served in this position since January 2015. He first joined IRI in September 2009 to coordinate its governance programs and from 2010-2014 served as vice president for policy and strategic planning. 

Fisk previously served in a number of positions in the U.S. Government, including as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Western Hemisphere Affairs on the National Security Council; as a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the State Department’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs; on the professional staffs of the Senate Foreign Relations and House Foreign Affairs Committees; and as the Deputy Director for International Counternarcotics Matters in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs.

He is a Senior Advisor to the George W. Bush Institute initiative on North America. Earlier, Fisk was on the staff of The Heritage Foundation as the deputy director of the Davis Institute for International Studies

He holds a juris doctor and master’s degree in government from Georgetown University and a bachelor’s degree rom the University of Tulsa.  He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association, as well as the Council on Foreign Relations.  Fisk is a native of Oklahoma.