Media Note
Office of the Spokesperson
Washington, DC
April 2, 2012


Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield was sworn in today as Director General of the Foreign Service and Director of Human Resources. She has been a career member of the Foreign Service for thirty years and most recently served as U.S. Ambassador to Liberia. From 2006-2008 she served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Africa Affairs. She served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration from 2004 to 2006. She has also served in Jamaica, Nigeria, The Gambia, Kenya, Pakistan, and Switzerland.

Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield is a graduate of Louisiana State University and the University of Wisconsin. She is married to a retired Foreign Service Specialist and has two adult children.

Please contact Brenda Greenberg at 202-647-4282 for more information.



PRN: 2012/498