WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has nominated Carol Z. Perez, a career diplomat, to be the next U.S. ambassador to Chile, succeeding Michael Hammer who has been in Santiago since March 2014.
Perez began her career in the U.S. Foreign Service in 1987 and has held posts in Italy and Spain, as well as administrative jobs in the United States, the White House said in a statement.
Perez served as U.S. consul general in Barcelona from 2001 to 2003, and consul general in Milan from 2009 to 2011.
The diplomat served in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs as principal deputy assistant secretary from 2013 to 2015 and as deputy assistant secretary from 2011 to 2013.
Since 2015, she has been principal deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of Human Resources at the State Department.