Kelly C. Degnan
Kelly Degnan is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor. She arrived in Tbilisi on January 29, 2020, to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Georgia.
LTC Bernhard Dobner
DTRA Eurasia Chief
LTC Dobner grew up on U.S. Army bases in Germany. Before becoming an Army officer, he completed an enlisted tour with the U.S. Marine Corps in Japan (1990-94), and a Navy Surface Warfare Officer tour assigned to combatant ships for operational deployments across the globe (2000-05).
Michael Honigstein is the Political and Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia. On his last tour, he was detailed to the U.S. military as a political advisor for the U.S. Africa Command based in Stuttgart, Germany. Before that, he was the head of Embassy Kabul’s internal politics unit.
Rian Harker Harris
Deputy Chief of Mission
Rian Harker Harris is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Counselor. During her more than twenty-year career she has served overseas in public diplomacy, political, economic, and consular roles at the U.S. Embassies in Spain, Serbia, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Guatemala, and Armenia, and more.
Regional Security Officer
James Ulin is a Supervisory Special Agent with the Bureau of Diplomatic Security. He began his career in 2006 and prior to Tbilisi, was posted in Washington, DC; south and central Asia, and Europe. He leads the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC) here in Georgia.
Brian Salverson started his assignment as the Management Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Tbilisi in July 2022. Previously, he served as the Management Officer at Embassy Yerevan.
President of the United States
President Biden represented Delaware for 36 years in the U.S. Senate before becoming the 47th Vice President of the United States. As President, Biden will restore America’s leadership and build our communities back better.
Vice President of the United States
Kamala D. Harris is the Vice President of the United States of America. She was elected Vice President after a lifetime of public service, having been elected District Attorney of San Francisco, California Attorney General, and United States Senator.
U.S. Secretary of State
Antony J. Blinken is the 71st U.S. Secretary of State. He was nominated by President Biden on November 23, 2020; confirmed by the U.S. Senate on January 26, 2021; and sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris the following day.