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February 1, 2023

Deputy Chief of Mission Marc D. Dillard

Deputy Chief of Mission Marc D. Dillard

A member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, Marc Dillard has served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi since August 2022.

Mr. Dillard has had a variety of postings in Washington and overseas since joining the State Department in 1998. Most recently, he was Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy Budapest from 2019-2022. Previous postings include stints as Director of the Office of Economic Policy Analysis and Public Diplomacy in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, and as Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs in Sofia, Bulgaria.

He has also worked in Malawi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Japan, Korea, and as a Watch Officer/Senior Watch Officer in the State Department’s Operations Center. Mr. Dillard received a bachelor’s degree in history from Duke University and a doctorate in political economy and public policy from the University of Southern California. He was a consultant in the private sector, taught economics at the university level, and is the recipient of multiple State Department Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards.

His wife, Julia Dillard, is also a Foreign Service Officer. They have two children.