Deb MacLean began her assignment as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Kigali in July 2021, becoming Chargé d’Affaires in February 2022. Deb joined the Foreign Service in 2003 and is a public diplomacy officer by trade.
Prior to this posting, Deb served as the Public Affairs Officer in Pristina (2019-2021) and held the position of acting Director for Partnerships, Strategy and Communications within the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations (2016-2018). She has also served as the deputy spokesperson in London (2013-2016), spokesperson to the U.S. Mission to Nigeria (2011-2013), Assistant Public Affairs Officer in Copenhagen (2008-2011), and Assistant General Services Officer in Riyadh (2006-2007). Her first assignment in Amman (2004-2006) was a rotational consular and political-military tour.
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