Chargé d’Affaires, A.I.
Chargé d’Affaires, Ad Interim, John D. Feeley
John Feeley assumed the role of Chargé d’Affaires of the U.S. Mission to Mexico, ad interim, in May, 2011. Since July 2009, he had been serving as the Deputy Chief of Mission for the Embassy and its nine consulates across Mexico. Mr. Feeley is a State Department Senior Foreign Service officer who has focused much of his diplomatic career working on Western Hemisphere issues both in Washington and in the region. He has served as the Department’s Director for Central American Affairs. Prior to that assignment, he was a Deputy Executive Secretary in the Office of the Secretary of State, where he was responsible for managing information flow to Secretaries Powell and Rice, as well as coordinating their overseas travel.
A 2004 Distinguished Graduate of the National War College, Mr. Feeley’s overseas assignments include Mexico City, Santo Domingo, and Bogota. He has also held assignments within the Department’s Western Hemisphere Bureau, including Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary, Deputy Director for Caribbean Affairs and desk officer for El Salvador. Mr. Feeley also worked in the State Department’s 24-hour Operations Center.
Prior to joining the State Department in 1990, Mr. Feeley served on active military duty as a helicopter pilot in the United States Marine Corps. He is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and is married to a fellow career diplomat, Cherie Feeley. The couple has two sons.