Senior career diplomat, Constance Dierman was named as the next successor to become the United States Consul General to Bermuda in June.

Mrs Dierman, who is scheduled to arrive in Bermuda in mid-June, is currently the Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Human Resources at the Department of State, in Washington DC.

Constance Dierman – Next US Consul General to Bermuda as of June 2018

Other countries she has served in include Kabul, Baghdad, Brigdgetown, Canberra and Geneva. Her assignments at the Department of State include tours in the Bureaus of Human Resources, Near Eastern Affairs, South and Central Asian Affairs, European and Eurasian Affairs, Overseas Buildings Operations, Protocol and the Office of the Secretary.

Mrs Dierman also manages global human resource services, in her current position; in addition to heading up the administration of the Foreign Service retirement system, and employment policies for more than 56,000 locally employed staff at US missions overseas.

A US Consulate statement released earlier today, said Ms Koenig’s successor “cares deeply about public service, promoting American interests, and building security, economic, educational, and cultural ties abroad”.

Mrs Dierman was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and lives in Delaware with her husband, Roger Dierman. They have five adult children.

On her appointment, she said: “I am honoured to have been selected to serve as the next US Consul General to Bermuda, as the United States and Bermuda share an important common history and deep ties.

“I look forward to getting to know the people of Bermuda, exploring the country’s rich and vibrant culture, and building on the great efforts of Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig to strengthen and expand on our special relationship.”

Ms Koenig is scheduled to leave Bermuda on April 30.