Foreign Affairs Chair Stuart Seldowitz
Stuart Seldowitz brings a distinguished career in federal and state government with interests in governmental, political, and business fields. Mr. Seldowitz comes to his work at Gotham Government Relations after nearly a thirty year career with the United States Department of State and New York State. In the early 2000s, he worked as Acting Director for the National Security Council South Asia Directorate under the order of the Executive Office of the President. His expert-level knowledge and analysis of India and South Asia were critical to the success of the National Security Council and to senior management, including the President of the United States.
Mr. Seldowitz has worked on some of the most difficult political, trade, and national security issues facing the United States throughout his career, including relations with Afghanistan, the Middle East, Mexico, and South Africa. He has also worked extensively on issues concerning European security and nuclear arms control.
While working for the New York State government, Mr. Seldowitz designed state level programs to help New York companies identify market opportunities, attract foreign investment to New York, and compete successfully overseas.
Mr. Seldowitz is a three-time winner of the State Department’s Superior Honor Award. He speaks fluent Spanish and is a graduate of George Washington University.