Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau assumed her duties as U.S. Consul General in Belfast in September 2018. The U.S. Consulate General Belfast was established on May 27, 1796 by the first American President George Washington, and is the second oldest continuously operating U.S. Consulate in the world.
Ms. Trudeau’s most recent assignment was Lahore, Pakistan, where she served as the U.S. Consul General. Prior to her role in Pakistan, she served as the Department of State’s Director for Press Operations and as a Department spokesperson in Washington, D.C.
Ms. Trudeau’s other assignments include serving as the Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Brussels, Belgium; a seconded senior advisor and chief of staff to the Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy on NATO’s International Staff, also in Brussels; and spokesperson and press attaché at the U.S. Mission to South Africa in Pretoria, South Africa. She also served in Tunis, Tunisia, and Nairobi, Kenya. Prior to joining the Foreign Service in 2004, Ms. Trudeau was the director of communications for a private charitable foundation, and before that served as the director of development at a local non-governmental organization.
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