Acting U.S. Consul Appointed To Bermuda

January 22, 2021 | 9 Comments

Alan Purcell Bermuda Jan 2021Alan Purcell has been appointed to serve as the Acting U.S. Consul General to Bermuda, and will succeed former Consul General Lee Rizzuto, who left the island on January 19.

A spokesperson said, “Mr. Alan Purcell has been appointed to serve as the Acting U.S. Consul General to Bermuda. Acting Consul General Purcell is scheduled to assume his duties the week of January 25 – succeeding former Consul General Lee Rizzuto, who left the island on January 19.

“A career Foreign Service Officer, Mr. Purcell served most recently as the Freedom of Information Act Coordinator for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs in the State Department. His professional experience includes serving in the following positions:

  • Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor [2019-20]
  • Director of the Office of European Affairs in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor [2018-19]
  • Political Counselor in Kyiv, Ukraine [2014-17]
  • Deputy Director of the Office of Caucasus Affairs and Regional Conflicts [2011-13]
  • Eastern Mediterranean Regional Counterterrorism Coordinator, based in Athens, Greece [2008-11]
  • Political Officer in Tbilisi, Georgia [2006-08]
  • Belarus desk officer [2004-06]
  • Political Officer in Chisinau, Moldova [2002-04]
  • Consular Officer in Budapest, Hungary [1999-2001].

“As the Acting Consul General, Mr. Purcell will manage a team whose mission is to protect U.S. citizens in Bermuda and to deepen the strong economic and cultural ties between the United States and Bermuda.”

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  1. sandgrownan says:

    Good. A professional State Dept. Officer rather than political appointee/donor. Nice to have adults back in the room.

    • LOL - the real one says:

      Interestingly, the titles of Political Counselor, Consular Officer & Political Officer are often used by members of a three letter US Intelligence agency as a cover job for their employees.

      If a private citizen changed jobs every 2 to 3 years and applied for a private sector job, a potential employer would toss the CV into the Windows recycle bin (Delete). But that time-frame seems standard for an American “career” diplomat.

    • Maven says:

      Lol you act as if you know him.

  2. LOL - the real one says:

    Any protests planned?

    • New day says:

      Calm down

    • iHeart 441 says:

      No protest needed. This appointee has the creditials. Russo had none at all.
      I was one of the protesters against the appointment of Russo, If anyone questioned why I protested lacks common sense!

    • Rick says:

      Ask OBA Senator Marcus Jones he likes Trump. Much like other people he represents.

  3. Joe and Hunter says:

    This posting must be his reward for looking out for Hunter Biden and not being a Trumpy, note Ukraine posting 2014 – 17. Either that or they’re expecting some serious issues here to send such a serious guy.

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