Deputy Chief of Mission
DOUGLAS C. HENGEL
Mr. Hengel is Deputy Chief of Mission for the U.S. Embassy in Rome, a position he assumed in November 2010. From October 2007 until September 2010, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Energy, Sanctions and Commodities at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. In that capacity his responsibilities include formulating and advancing U.S. international energy security policy, including relations with the International Energy Agency (IEA) in Paris. From 2006-2007. he was Executive Assistant to the Undersecretary for Economic, Energy and Agricultural Affairs.
A career Foreign Service Officer, Mr. Hengel has served at U.S. Embassies in Prague, Lima, Rome and Caracas, and was Deputy Chief of Mission in Bratislava from 1999-2002 where he served as Charge d’Affaires for 21 months. He has also served as Director of the Office of Southern European Affairs and in the Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization. Mr. Hengel has a BA from Colgate University and a Masters in Public Policy from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton.