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Biography-Daniel Lewis Foote U.S. Ambassador to Zambia

Biography-Daniel Lewis Foote U.S. Ambassador to Zambia

December 26
06:28 2017

Unites States Ambassador to Zambia Daniel Lewis Foote at swearing in ceremony in Washington DC

Ambassador Foote takes Oath at swearing event

Ambassador Daniel Lewis Foote with Zambia’s Ambassador to the United States Dr. Ngosa Symbyakula

By  Derrick Sinjela

Daniel Lewis Foote was appointed as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia on November 20, 2017.

At the time of his appointment, Mr. Foote was the Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs at the Department of State, where he had served as Deputy Assistant Secretary since 2015.  Known for his leadership acumen, judgment and communication skills, he has held diverse senior foreign policy positions.  His diplomatic experience and demonstrated interagency leadership have been honed directing several of the United States government’s largest overseas programs in some of the world’s most challenging, high-threat environments.

A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, Mr. Foote has served as Coordinating Director, Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan, and Deputy Chief of Mission at both Embassy Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Embassy Port-au-Prince, Haiti.  He was Narcotics Affairs Counselor in Bogota, Colombia; Team Leader, U.S. Provincial Reconstruction Team to Maysan Province, Iraq; Management Counselor in Buenos Aires, Argentina; and Management Officer, U.S. Provincial Reconstruction Team to Erbil Province, Iraq.  Other overseas diplomatic postings include Luxembourg, London, and Guadalajara.  In Washington, he served in the Operations Center and the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.

Mr. Foote earned a B.A. in Economics from Columbia University in the City of New York, where he played varsity football and track & field.  After graduation, he worked as a natural gas trader/broker for several years.  Before joining the Foreign Service, he was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Bolivia and a Spanish teacher and football coach in California.

Dan is a native of Syracuse, New York, and attended high school in the Buffalo area.  He is married to Claudia, a native of Sucre, Bolivia, and is the proud father of daughter Cecilia and son Danny.  He speaks Spanish.

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Brian Mukubi Moonga, Information Assistant, Public Affairs Section, Embassy of the United States of America

circulated a downloadable video link to an introductory video of the new United States Ambassador to the Republic of Zambia, Daniel Foote. The clip contains valuable information.  Also attached is the ambassador’s bio and recent pictures of his swearing in event in Washington DC, and his meeting with Zambia’s Ambassador to the United States Ngosa Simbyakula. Video Link:  https://youtu.be/diQLHDhltNw

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