Minister-Counselor (ret.) United States Foreign Service Officer
Finishing 27 years in the Foreign Service, rank of Minister-Counselor, JoAnne Wagner most recently led Operation Allies Refuge–Doha efforts as Senior Task Force Director and later as Senior U.S. Government Coordinator, working to bring American citizens, legal permanent residents, and other vulnerable persons from Afghanistan to Qatar and on to new lives in the United States. She also served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Bangladesh and as Consul General in Karachi, Pakistan, with a focus on development, promoting U.S. business, and strengthening people-to-people ties. She served on the Board of Examiners, selecting the next generation of U.S. diplomats; Assistance Coordinator in Ukraine, coordinating U.S. government aid/support; Political Minister-Counselor at the U.S. Mission to the European Union; Deputy Director for Pakistan in Washington; Deputy Political-Military Counselor in Kabul; DCM in Burundi; and XO at USNATO.
Ms. Wagner has a Juris Doctor from Saint Louis University and a Masters in National Security Strategy from NDU’s National War College. She is a fan of Broadway musicals and St. Louis Cardinals baseball, and is an occasional amateur composer whose first piece debuted at Brussels’ Palais des Beaux Arts with a 100-voice choir and full symphony orchestra.