Staff and Functions
Chargé d’affaires ad interim (Chief of Mission) – Scott M. Rauland
In the absence of the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Chargé d’affaires ad interim (Chief of Mission at interim) is responsible for representing the United States of America in the Republic of Belarus, conducting the Foreign Policy of the United States as well as directing, coordinating and supervising the Embassy personnel under his/her authority.
Consul - Fredric W. Stern
Management Officer - John T. Hardman
The Management Officer is responsible for normal business operations of the Embassy, including overall administrative management of personnel, budget and fiscal matters, real and expendable property, acquisitions, and many other internal operations and services.
Political-Economic Section Chief - Monica S. Bland
Political/Economic Counselor analyzes host country political and economic developments and their potential impact on U.S. interests and advise U.S. business executives on the local political and economic climate. The economic sphere also includes advising on the local investment climate and macroeconomic trends, analyzing and reporting on local trade policies and their potential impact on U.S. interests, and promoting adoption of economic policies by foreign countries which further U.S. interests. Political/Economic Counselor also performs the function of the Embassy spokesperson.
Public Affairs Officer - Rima Z. Koyler
Public Affairs Officers advise the Chief of Mission and all Embassy personnel on public affairs issues, serving as spokespersons and administrators of U.S. official exchange programs, including those for Fulbright scholars, Muskie fellows, and participants in the International Visitor Leadership Program in the United States. Public Affairs Officers also direct the overseas U.S. Speakers program and manage an array of cultural and information outreach programs overseas, including English language programs and strengthening local libraries.