Thursday, June 11, 2015

Bermuda’s new US Consul General is announced

Extract from article:

"Bermuda’s new United States Consul General will be Mary Ellen Noonan Koenig, a career diplomat in the US Foreign Service.
She is the third career diplomat in succession to head up the Bermuda Consulate, a role that had previously been a political appointment.
She will arrive in late August to assume her responsibilities, a spokesman from the US Consulate has stated.
The most recent assignment for Ms Koenig, who joined the US Department of State in 1993, was as the cultural attaché at the US Embassy in Moscow. The consulate spokesman explained she oversaw one of the US Government’s largest public diplomacy programmes overseas, which included academic and professional exchanges, grants programmes, English language activities, and film and speaker programmes. Her other overseas posts have also focused on public diplomacy programming and included Pretoria, Berne and Berlin.
In Washington, she spent five years in the Bureau for Education and Cultural Affairs, as well as serving as the political desk officer for Ireland and Northern Ireland."

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