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Deputy Chief of Mission

Deputy Chief of Mission Mary Grace McGeehan

Mary Grace McGeehan began her assignment as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Windhoek, Namibia in September 2012.  She has previously served as Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras (2009-12); as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Vientiane, Laos (2006-08); as a political officer in Cape Town, South Africa (1999-2003), Port-au-Prince, Haiti (1996-98), Phnom Penh, Cambodia (1994-96), and Pretoria, South Africa (1988-90); and as a consular officer in Mexico City, Mexico (1986-87). 

At the State Department, she has worked in the Inspector General’s office (2003-05) and as a desk officer for Vietnam (1992-93) and South Africa (1990-92). 

Ms. McGeehan received a bachelor’s degree in government from Harvard University in 1983 and a Master’s in Public Policy degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School in 1999.  She speaks Spanish, French, Afrikaans, Khmer, and Lao.