NEW YORK —Michelle Giuda is leaving her role running Weber Shandwick’s global communications for a public affairs position with the Trump administration.

Giuda has been named an assistant secretary of state for public affairs, which involves heading the department’s public affairs bureau. She reports into the Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs.

She joined Weber Shandwick in 2013 as a corporate communications specialist, and assumed the SVP of global corporate communications role the following year.

This won’t be Giuda’s first foray into Washington politics, however. Earlier in her career, she worked for GOPAC, a Republican training organization, as its communications director and as Newt Gingrich’s 2012 presidential campaign’s national deputy press secretary.

Friday will be Giuda’s last day at Weber Shandwick. Global communications director Kimberly Dixon will be handling Giuda’s responsibilities after her departure.