Thursday, September 3, 2009

Isiah Parnell - New Chargé d’Affaires assumes post at U.S. Embassy

Kingston, Jamaica - September 02, 2009: The Embassy of the United States of America in Kingston announces the arrival of Isiah Parnell as its new Chargé d’Affaires. He replaced James Heg, who departed Kingston in June 2009.

Mr. Parnell is a career Foreign Service Officer who joined the U.S. Department of State in August 1984. He is a member of the Senior Foreign Service and holds the rank of Minister Counselor.

He has served in eight overseas posts in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs and Africa including in Accra, Ghana; Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire; Panama City, Panama and Asuncion, Paraguay. His most recent post was in Mexico City, where he was the Minister Counselor of Management Affairs.

He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, double-majoring in Government and Economics. He received a Master of Arts degree in Government from the same institution. In addition, he holds a Master of Arts degree in Urban and Regional Planning from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond.

Mr. Parnell served in the United States Army from 1981-1984. He is married and has four children.

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