Mark C. Toner

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Deputy Department Spokesperson
Term of Appointment: 06/01/2015 to present

On June 1, 2015, Mark Toner assumed the role of Deputy Spokesman. Mr. Toner returns to the Spokesman's Office from the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, where he served as a Deputy Assistant Secretary. He is a career Foreign Service Officer who has served overseas in West Africa and Europe. Mr. Toner was the Information Officer in Dakar, Senegal; the Public Affairs Officer in Krakow, Poland; and the Spokesman for the U.S. Mission to NATO, in Brussels, Belgium.

In Washington, Mr. Toner has worked as a senior advisor for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; as a Senior Watch Officer in the Department’s Operations Center; and as the Director of the European Bureau’s Press and Public Outreach Division. Mr. Toner has an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and a graduate degree from National Defense University’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Prior to joining the State Department, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia, West Africa, and carried out graduate work in Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.