Secretary General

Thomas E. Garrett

The Secretary General (SG) acts as a spokesperson for the Community of Democracies, representing it at international fora and meetings of regional and multilateral international organizations, whose agendas include democracy issues. The SG serves as a liaison to the Governing Council (GC) members and receives direction from the GC. The SG is responsible for the day-to-day management of the Community of Democracies’ Permanent Secretariat (PSCD) by structuring the Secretariat and properly allocating budget resources in order to successfully deliver on the GC’s priorities.