Deputy Chief of Mission Mark W. Cullinane

Mark W. Cullinane assumed the position as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana, on July 11, 2019.

Until recently he served as Deputy Director of the Office of Canadian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Before that he was the Economic Counselor at the U.S.  Embassy in Lima, Peru, and Counselor for Environment, Science, Heath, and Technology at the U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

DCM Cullinane previously served as Political Advisor to Swedish and Finnish troops affiliated with the International Security Assistance Force in Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan. Other overseas assignments include Managua, San Jose, and Lagos. His service in Washington included stints in the Economic Bureau’s Office of Investment Affairs and as a Staff Assistant in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs. He speaks Spanish.

DCM Cullinane hails from Massachusetts. He earned a B.A. in economics and philosophy from Boston College and a JD from the Catholic University of America. He is married to a former Foreign Service Officer and has two grown children.