Hoyt Brian Yee is a career member of the United States Senior Foreign Service, currently assigned to Washington, D.C. as Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs, responsible for U.S. relations with the countries of Central Europe and South Central Europe. Before assuming his current duties in September 2013, he was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Zagreb, Croatia from 2010 to 2013. He served in Kabul, Afghanistan as Director of the State Department’s Office of Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRT), from 2009 to 2010. From 2006-2009, he was Consul General in Thessaloniki, Greece, and Principal Officer in Podgorica, Montenegro from 2002 to 2005. He was Director for European Affairs at the National Security Council from 1999 to 2001, and from 1996 to 1999 worked at NATO Headquarters as Deputy Director of the Private Office of NATO Secretary General Javier Solana.
Other Foreign Service positions Hoyt has held include Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and at U.S. Embassy Paris, and Special Assistant to the U.S. Special Envoy for the Former Yugoslavia. Hoyt was born in Redwood City, California. He studied at the University of California at Berkeley and the University of California at San Diego and has taught courses on International Relations at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service.