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Director of Intergovernmental Affairs

Danie Bendesky

Danie Bendesky was appointed director of intergovernmental affairs for the Department of State on January 3, 2022.

Prior to her appointment, Bendesky served as development director for Community Legal Services in Philadelphia, where she led the organization’s individual and law firm giving programs, raising more than $1.5 million in fiscal year 2021, and launched the organization’s first government relations tracking system. 

Before that, Bendesky worked on several political campaigns for Philadelphia City and statewide candidates.

Bendesky has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Rochester. She lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Rob.