News Americas, WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Aug. 18, 2015: Guyana may finally have a new U.S. ambassador.
Career Senior Foreign Service Officer and South Carolina native, Perry L. Holloway, was on August 5th confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.
Holloway previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission in the U.S. Embassy in Asuncion, Paraguay. Before that he served as the Director and Deputy Director of the Narcotics Affairs Section (NAS) in the United States Embassy in Bogota, Colombia.
In Washington, Holloway was the Andean Counter Drug Initiative Coordinator in the State Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL), and prior to that, he spent a year of graduate study at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces (ICAF). Before ICAF, he was the Director of the Narcotics Affairs Section at the United States Embassy in Guatemala for three years.
Holloway began his diplomatic career in Bogota, Colombia, as a Consular Officer and Staff Assistant to the Ambassador. He has also served in different capacities at the U.S. embassies in El Salvador, Mexico, Ecuador, and Guatemala.
He is the recipient of six State Department Superior Honor Awards, two Meritorious Honor Awards, and one Group Superior Honor Award.
Holloway graduated from Wofford College in 1983. In addition to the Masters in National Resource Strategy received from ICAF, he also has a Masters in International Business Science (MIBS) from the University of South Carolina. He speaks fluent Spanish and he and his wife Rosaura, have two children.