Deirdre Armstrong joined the National Veterans Intermediary (NVI) as Associate Director, Community Partnerships in August 2017. Leveraging a decade of public service experience, Deirdre is driven to find innovative and collaborative methods to support veterans. Before NVI, Deirdre served in the White House as National Security Director for the Office of Presidential Personnel. In this role, she managed the team and selection process for appointees in foreign policy and national security positions across the government. Prior to the White House, Deirdre served eight years in the United States Senate, most recently as a Professional Staff Member on the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee where she managed the portfolio of nominations, including the Secretary of Homeland Security and all Inspectors General. Deirdre grew up in Bear, Delaware, and earned a bachelor’s degree from Indiana University.