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Steve Dyokas

Steve Dyokas

Director of the US APEC Host Secretariat, US State Department

Steven Dyokas has served as a Senior Advisor in the State Department’s Office of Global Change since September 2021.

Prior to returning to Washington, he served as Deputy Economic Counselor at US Embassy Canberra, coordinating trade, investment, and climate cooperation with Australia, and spent one year as the US Exchange Officer at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, working on climate change and economic diplomacy issues. Before that, he served in the State Department’s Economic and Business Affairs Bureau in Washington and headed the Environment, Science, Technology, and Health Unit at US Embassy Tokyo. Other assignments include Podgorica, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Washington (Office of European Union and Regional Affairs.)

Before joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Dyokas taught in public high schools in both the United States and Japan (where he participated in the Japan Exchange and Teaching [JET] Program.) He holds a bachelors degree, cum laude, from the University of Notre Dame and a Juris Doctor from Loyola University Chicago. He is originally from Hinsdale, Illinois.