Joseph Merante

Joseph Merante
Executive Director
Joseph Merante is responsible for managing HDI’s strategic relations with the U.S. Government, including the U.S. Congress, the United Nations and its affiliated agencies.

Prior to joining Humpty Dumpty Mr. Merante was a career Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State. He served in Europe, Africa, and Asia, and at the United Nations. His domestic assignments included both European Affairs and Public Diplomacy. Mr. Merante’s last overseas post was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy to the Vatican.
Mr. Merante holds a B.A. in Political Science from Fordham University, a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, and a M.S. in Resources Management from the National Defense University.