Diplomat revealed as new Consul General
Constance Dierman will serve as the next United States Consul General to Bermuda.
Mrs Dierman, a senior career diplomat, is currently Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Human Resources at the Department of State.
She will arrive in Bermuda in mid-June to replace Mary Ellen Koenig, who leaves on April 30.
Mrs Dierman has served in Kabul, Baghdad, Bridgetown, Canberra and Geneva. Her Washington, DC assignments have included tours in the Bureaus of Human Resources, Near Eastern Affairs, South and Central Asian Affairs, European and Eurasian Affairs, Overseas Buildings Operations, Protocol and the Office of the Secretary.
In her current position, she manages global human resource services, the administration of the Foreign Service retirement system, and employment policies for more than 56,000 locally employed staff at US missions overseas.
According to a press release from the US Consulate, she “cares deeply about public service, promoting American interests, and building security, economic, educational, and cultural ties abroad”.
Mrs. Dierman was born raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and lives in Delaware with her husband, Roger Dierman. They have five adult children.
She said: “I am honoured to have been selected to serve as the next US Consul General to Bermuda, as the United States and Bermuda share an important common history and deep ties.
“I look forward to getting to know the people of Bermuda, exploring the country’s rich and vibrant culture, and building on the great efforts of Consul General Mary Ellen Koenig to strengthen and expand our special relationship.”