Susan M. Elliott
September 2012 to present
Ambassador Susan M. Elliott is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. Prior to becoming Ambassador, she was the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs Deputy Assistant Secretary responsible for Central Asia from 2010 to 2012.
Ms. Elliott’s previous assignments include Moscow, Russia where she served as the Minister Counselor for Political Affairs from 2009 to 2010 and Belfast, Northern Ireland where she was the Principal Officer from 2007 to 2009. Prior to that, she worked in Washington as a Deputy Executive Secretary on the staff of former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. During her tenure on Secretary Rice’s staff, Ms. Elliott’s main areas of regional responsibility included Europe, South and Central Asia. Earlier in her career she served in Greece, Russia and Peru.
Ms. Elliott speaks Russian, Greek, and Spanish. During her twenty two year career as a Foreign Service Officer she has received several individual superior and meritorious honor awards. Prior to joining the Foreign Service she received a doctoral degree from Indiana University and served on the faculties of Ball State University (Muncie, Indiana) and the University of Virginia.