Moira Whelan

Founding Partner
Blue Dot Strategies

Moira is a founding partner of BlueDot Strategies and specializes in international engagement and technology. Moira has more than 15 years in senior positions at the forefront of building and executing communications strategies in the nonprofit and national security community.
Moira served as the US State Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Digital Strategy under President Obama, where she oversaw the flagship social media platforms to engage U.S. and international audiences and led multiple teams to guide the communications approach on major U.S. initiatives.

Prior to that, she served as Deputy Assistant Administrator for Public Affairs for the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). Before joining USAID, Moira worked at the Department of Homeland Security National Joint Information Center where she served as Chief of Staff in the Office of Gulf Coast Rebuilding. Moira was a founding member of the the National Security Network, a nonprofit advocacy organization.

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