Michele Thoren Bond was sworn in as the next Ambassador to the Kingdom of Lesotho in September, 2010. She holds the rank of Minister-Counselor in the Senior Foreign Service. Previously she served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary (DAS) for Overseas Citizens Services (CA/OCS) in the Bureau of Consular Affairs.
Ambassador Bond has served as consul general in Amsterdam, and in Guatemala, Belgrade, Prague, and Moscow. In addition to her overseas tours, her Washington assignments have included Director of Consular Affairs, Office of Public Outreach; Director of Consular Training at the National Foreign Affairs Training Center, and Managing Director of Overseas Citizens Services and the Bureau of Intelligence and Research.
An honors graduate of Wellesley College, Ambassador Bond has masters degrees from Georgetown University and the National War College. She speaks Spanish, French, Serbian, and Swedish. She is studying Sesotho.