Parker Schaffel leads the Partnership’s marketing efforts and its strategy to engage the federal workforce. Before joining the Partnership, Parker spent 13 years as a federal employee, first joining the CIA as an intelligence analyst in 2007. In 2009, he commissioned as a naval reserve intelligence officer and spent much of his time from 2008 to 2013 in Afghanistan, Bahrain, Iraq, and Jordan on behalf of the CIA, State Department, and US Navy. Upon his return from overseas, Parker became a leadership instructor and communications expert at the CIA. Parker’s favorite civil servant is former Ambassador R. Steven Beecroft, who was Parker’s Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq and was US Ambassador to Jordan, Iraq, and Egypt.