Dr. Barbara J. Stephenson
United States Ambassador to Panama
Term of Appointment: 07/10/2008 to present.
Barbara J. Stephenson is currently the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Panama, and sworn in to this post on July 10, 2008. Madam Ambassador , who holds the rank of Minister Counselor in the career Senior Foreign service.
Prior to her confirmation as the American Ambassador to Panama, she served as Deputy Senior Advisor to the Secretary and Deputy Coordinator for Iraq at the U.S. Department of State.
During her tenure she has served in many different posts, such as:
Director for Planning in the Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization in the Department of State.
American Consul General in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Consul General and Chief of Mission in Curacao.
Ambassador Stephenson is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service.
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