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Name: Myles, Marianne
Current Position: Former Ambassador
Marianne Matuzic Myles has served as the US Ambassador to the Republic of Cape Verde since June 13, 2008. A native of Lackawanna, New York, Myles received a bachelor’s degree in economics from the State University of New York at Oswego, a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University and a Masters of Science in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University. She speaks Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.
Myles joined the Foreign Service in 1975, at the age of 22. She served as an Economic Officer in Bogota, Colombia,(1976-1978), and as Assistant Commercial Attaché in Rome (1978-1981). At the State Department’s Economic Bureau, Myles was and Export Control Officer in the Office of East-West Trade (1982-1984) and an International Economic in the Office of Business Practices (1985-1988).
Myles then took three assignments in Brazil, as the Principal Officer of the Consulate of Porto Alegre (1988-1990), Deputy Principal Officer and Economic Section Chief of the Consulate of Rio de Janeiro (1991-1992), and Senior Personnel Officer the Embassy in Brasilia (1992-1994).
Myles returned to the United States for a year at the National War College (1994-1995), followed by service as Director of Policy Coordination for the Foreign Service’s Director General. Shw then moved to Italy, where she was Consul General in Naples from 1997 to 2000.
In September 2000 she was assigned to Montevideo, Uruguay as Deputy Chief of Mission and served as Chargé d’Affaires for seven and a half months in 2001. Myles then worked as Director of the Office of Aviation Negotiations and as Director of the State Department’s Office of Recruitment, Examination and Employment.
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