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: Co-operative Republic of Guyana
CANDIDATE: Perry Lee Holloway
Perry Lee Holloway, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, most recently served as Political-Military Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan (2013 – July 2014). Known as a talented leader, consensus builder and manager, with broad, high-level policy experience in Latin America and in managing the interagency process, Mr. Holloway will bring essential skills to the task of furthering bilateral relations with the Government of Guyana, an important U.S. partner in Latin America and within the Organization of American States.
Previously, Mr. Holloway served in the Department of State as Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia (2010 – 2013), Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy Asuncion, Paraguay (2009 – 2010), Director, Narcotics Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Bogota, Columbia (2007 – 2009), Deputy Director, Narcotics Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia (2005 – 2007), Andean Counterdrug Initiative Coordinator, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Washington, D.C. (2004 – 2005), Director, Narcotics Affairs Section, U.S. Embassy Guatemala City, Guatemala (2000 – 2003), General Services Officer, U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador (1997 – 2000), Administrative Officer, U.S. Consulate Tijuana, Mexico (1994 – 1997), General Services Officer, U.S. Embassy San Salvador, El Salvador (1992 – 1994), Ambassador’s Staff Assistant, U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia (1990 – 1991) and Consular Officer, U.S. Embassy Bogota, Colombia (1989 – 1990). Before joining the Foreign Service, he was a manager of Radio Shack stores in Georgia and South Carolina
Mr. Holloway earned a B.A. in foreign languages from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, a M.A. in International Business Sciences from the University of South Carolina, and a M.A. in National Resources Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C. He is the recipient three Senior Foreign Service Performance Awards, eight Superior Honor Awards and two Meritorious Awards from the Department of State. He speaks fluent Spanish.