Todd D. Robinson became a Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs in July 2011. He is a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service, having joined the State Department in 1986.
Prior to this assignment Mr. Robinson served as Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy Guatemala City, Consul General in Barcelona, Spain, and was the Chief of the Political and Economic Section in the U.S. Embassy in Tirana, Albania. Before that, he was Deputy Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo, the Dominican Republic 2000-2003. Other overseas postings include La Paz, Bolivia (1997-1999), the Holy See, Vatican City (1995-1997), Rome, Italy (1993-1995), San Salvador, El Salvador (1989-1991), and Bogotá, Colombia (1987-1989). Mr. Robinson has also served in the State Department Operations Center and as a Special Assistant to former Secretary of State Albright. In 2001, and again in 2006, Mr. Robinson received the State Department’s Superior Honor Award.
Mr. Robinson was a journalist before joining the Foreign Service. He is a proud graduate of the Georgetown University Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Class of ’85.