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Deputy Chief of Mission

Deputy Chief of Mission U.S. Embassy

Kathleen A. Doherty, Deputy Chief of Mission

Kathleen A. Doherty, Deputy Chief of Mission

Kathleen A. Doherty

Kathleen Doherty, a member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, assumed her duties as Deputy Chief of Mission in Rome in September 13, 2013. 

She previously served for two years as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs where she had responsibility for managing relations with the European Union and Western Europe.  Prior to that, she was the Director for the Office of European Union and Regional Affairs.

Prior to returning to Washington D.C. in 2010, she was Counselor for Economic Affairs in the U.S. Embassy in London.  Her other overseas assignments include Economic Counselor in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow,  Economic Officer in the U.S. Embassy in Rome and in the U.S. Consulate in Sao Paulo, and Consular Officer in the Dominican Republic.  In the Department of State, she has worked as a senior watch officer in the 24-hours Operations Center; as a Special Assistant to then Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbott, and in the Offices of Investment Affairs and Development Finance in the Economic, Energy and Business Affairs Bureau.

Kathleen speaks Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, and has been awarded several Senior Performance Pay, Superior and Meritorious Honor awards.  She also received the State Department’s Rockwell Schnable Award in 2013, for “Transforming U.S.-EU Policy Coordination.”  She has a M.Sc from the London School of Economics and a B.A. from Colgate University.