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.

Photo courtesy of the Warsaw Security Forum.