News Americas, Washington, DC, Thurs. Aug. 20, 2015: Massachusetts-born career member of the Senior Foreign Service Peter F. Mulrean has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as the new ambassador to Haiti.
Mulrean was confirmed on August 5th after being selected in May. He will replace Pamela White, who has been the US Ambassador to Haiti since January 2012. She has been a controversial figure, especially amongst the Haitian opposition.
Mulrean served as State Department Director, Interagency Provincial Affairs, U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan between July 2011 and 2012 and was also Counselor for Refugee and Migration Affairs, U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Geneva, Switzerland between August 2008- and June 2011. His past positions also include serving as Deputy Director of the Office for the Promotion of Human Rights and Democracy in the Department of State’s Bureau of Democracy Human Rights and Labor
Mulrean has also served in Tunisia and in Brussels, Belgium as well as the Hague in The Netherlands; in New Delhi, India and Yugoslavia.
Before that, he was an English teacher at the Language Institute of Japan, Odawara, Japan and the Chengdu University of Science and Technology of Chengdu, China. The new ambassador also served in the Peace Corps Volunteer as an English teacher in Khenifra, Morocco.
Ambassador Mulrean has a B.A. from Harvard University and is the recipient of numerous Department of State Senior Foreign Service Performance Awards, Superior Honor Awards and Meritorious Honor Awards.
He speaks French, Dutch and Serbo-Croatian.