Larry L. Memmott began his duties as Charge d’Affaires of the Embassy of the United States of America to the Plurinational State of Bolivia on July 14, 2012. A career senior Foreign Service Officer, Larry last served as Deputy Chief of Mission in the Kyrgyz Republic. He began his diplomatic career in 1987, taking up his first assignment, as Vice Consul in La Paz, Bolivia, in that year. His assignments have also included positions in U.S. Embassies in Norway, Chile, Uzbekistan, Ecuador, and the Philippines, and in the Department of State in Washington. He speaks Spanish and Russian and has won several State Department awards for his contribution to U.S. diplomacy and his leadership.
A native of the state of Utah, Larry earned a Bachelor's degree in International Political and Economic Relations from the University of Utah. He undertook post-graduate studies in economics at the University of Chicago.