The United States Embassy in Georgetown on Friday announced the arrival of new Ambassador Perry Holloway.
Mr. Halloway was confirmed by the US Senate by in August. He was sworn in as Ambassador to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana on September 18, and is expected to present his credentials to President David Granger within the next week.
According to a statement from the Embassy, Ambassador Holloway is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor who most recently served as Political-Military Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan (2013 – July 2014).
“Known as a talented leader, consensus builder and manager, with broad, high-level policy experience in Latin America and in managing the interagency process, Ambassador Holloway will bring essential skills to the task of furthering bilateral relations with the Government of Guyana, an important U.S. partner in Latin America and within the Organization of American States”, the embassy statement said.
Before his post in Afghanistan, Ambassador Holloway served in the Department of State as Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Bogota in Colombia.
He also served as “Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay (2009 – 2010), Director, Narcotics Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Bogota, Columbia (2007 – 2009), Deputy Director, Narcotics Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia (2005 – 2007), Andean Counterdrug Initiative Coordinator, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Washington, D.C. (2004 – 2005), Director, Narcotics Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala (2000 – 2003), General Services Officer, U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador (1997 – 2000), Administrative Officer, U.S. Consulate Tijuana, Mexico (1994 – 1997), General Services Officer, U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (1992 – 1994), Ambassador’s Staff Assistant, U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia (1990 – 1991) and Consular Officer, U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia (1989 – 1990). Before joining the Foreign Service, he was a manager of Radio Shack stores in Georgia and South Carolina”.
The embassy said the new Ambassador earned a Bachelors of Arts degree in foreign languages from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, an M.A. in International Business Sciences from the University of South Carolina, and an M.A. in National Resources Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C.
He is the recipient three Senior Foreign Service Performance Awards, eight Superior Honor Awards and two Meritorious Awards from the Department of State.
He speaks fluent Spanish. Ambassador Holloway, and his wife Rosaura, have two children.