REPORT FOR THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS
UNITED STATES SENATE
SUBJECT: Ambassadorial Nomination: Certificate of
Demonstrated Competence -- Foreign Service
Act, Section 304(a)(4)
POST: Republic of Guatemala
CANDIDATE: Todd D. Robinson
Todd D. Robinson, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, currently serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement in the Department of State. He is known for his leadership and mentoring abilities, management expertise and skill at building consensus within the interagency process. His policy expertise and firm grasp of the most serious bilateral and multilateral issues in Guatemala, Central America, and Latin America will enable him to advance bilateral relations with the Government of Guatemala, an important U.S. partner in Latin America and within the Organization of American States.
Previously, Mr. Robinson served in the Department of State as Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala (2009-2011), Principal Officer/Consul General, Consulate General Barcelona, Spain (2006-2009), Political/Economic Chief, Embassy Tirana, Albania (2004-2006), Political Officer, Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (2000-2003), Special Assistant to the Secretary (1999-2000), Political Officer, Embassy La Paz, Bolivia (1997-1999), Political Officer, Embassy Vatican City, Holy See (1995-1997), Staff Assistant to the Ambassador, Embassy Rome, Italy (1993-1995), Secretariat Staff Support Officer, Office of the Executive Secretariat Support, (1992-1993), Watch Officer, Operations Center (1989-1991), Political Officer, Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (1991-1992) and Consular Officer, Embassy Bogota, Colombia (1987-1989).
Mr. Robinson earned a Bachelor in Foreign Service from Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. in 1985. He is the recipient of a Senior Foreign Service Performance Award, two Superior Honor Awards and seven Meritorious Honor Awards. He speaks Spanish, Italian and Albanian.