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Adam D. Lamoreaux

Managing Director for Operations

Adam Lamoreaux serves as the Managing Director for Operations in the Department of State’s Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO).  The Operations Directorate is responsible for coordination and communication between all overseas posts and OBO, and for managing fire, occupational, and residential safety programs, and art, cultural heritage, and residential design programs for overseas facilities and chief of mission residences.

OBO is the single real property manager for all U.S. diplomatic facilities around the world, managing a portfolio of properties in over 290 locations, valued at over $70 billion.  OBO’s mission is to provide safe, secure, and resilient facilities that represent the U.S. government to host nations and support mission employees in the achievement of U.S. foreign policy objectives.

Mr. Lamoreaux joined the OBO staff in 2018 as the Director of the Office of Area Management, and has served in his current role as Managing Director for Operations since July, 2021.  He has more than 28 years of experience as a Foreign Service Officer, mostly in management positions.  He has served in a variety of roles at overseas missions in Seoul, Jerusalem, Ljubljana, Dhaka, Sarajevo, and Tbilisi, as well as in domestic positions in the Bureau of Administration, the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, and the Foreign Service Institute.  Mr. Lamoreaux holds an M.A. from Brigham Young University in ancient near eastern studies and a B.A. in history from Southern Utah University.  He has studied many foreign languages and can say “no problem” in nine of them.  He is married and has three children and two grandchildren.

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