UNITED STATES SENATE
SUBJECT: Ambassadorial Nomination: Certificate of Demonstrated Competence — Foreign Service Act, Section 304(a)(4)
POST: Co-operative Republic of Guyana
CANDIDATE: Nicole D. Theriot
Nicole D. Theriot, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Counselor, currently serves as the Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Karachi, Pakistan. Previously, she was the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Prior to that, she was Director for Immigration and Visa Security at the National Security Council in the Executive Office of the President. Before that, she was Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Overseas Citizens Services in the Bureau of Consular Affairs. Previously, Theriot was Political Counselor at U.S. Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan; Principal Officer in Casablanca, Morocco; and Bureau of Consular Affairs’ Supervisory Regional Consular Officer in Frankfurt, Germany. Other overseas assignments include Internal Politics Chief in Islamabad, Pakistan; Consul General in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean; Deputy Consular Chief in Baghdad, Iraq; Non-immigrant Visa Chief in Montreal, Canada; Consular Officer in Paris, France; and Information Officer in Lagos, Nigeria. Theriot’s demonstrated success as a leader, coupled with over two decades of Foreign Service experience including previous regional experience, make her a well-qualified candidate to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.
Theriot is the recipient of numerous State Department performance awards, including a Senior Foreign Service Performance award. She holds a B.A. degree from Louisiana State University and a Master’s degree in International Relations from Vanderbilt University. A native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, she speaks French and Urdu.