Jessica LeCroy is a visiting senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations—the first State Department official to be detailed to the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies. As consul general in Toronto from 2004 to 2006, she focused on cross-border trade facilitation and security, financial services, and energy and environmental issues, and was responsible for the largest commercial and consular offices in Canada and the pre-clearance facility at Pearson International Airport.
Ms. LeCroy was the first foreign service officer requested to serve a year in Baghdad, where she was executive assistant to the CPA administrator. From 2001 to 2003, she was detailed as national security adviser to the secretary of the treasury, attending the first cabinet meeting with the president after 9/11 and advising Treasury principals on all foreign policy matters under National Security Council review.
A member of the Senior Foreign Service, Ms. LeCroy’s overseas assignments have included Tbilisi, Georgia, where she served in various positions from charge d’affaires to political and economic head of sections. She has also had postings in Bosnia, the Netherlands, and Nicaragua. Her domestic assignments over the course of a twenty-three-year diplomatic career included such positions as senior adviser to the ambassador-at-large for regional conflicts in the newly independent states of the former Soviet Union, senior UK desk officer, senior watch officer in the State Department’s twenty-four-hour operations center, and head of the U.S. telecommunications delegation to Coordinating Committee for Multilateral Export Controls (COCOM). She is the recipient of several State Department superior and meritorious honor awards, as well as the Matilda Sinclaire award for achievement in a difficult language.
Ms. LeCroy is a graduate of the Boston University School of Law, the University of Virginia, and the National War College, and has done post-graduate work at Oxford University, the University of London, the University of Virginia, the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and the Peace Palace in The Hague.