Katherine Duffy Dueholm, new Chargé d’Affaires of the United States to the Republic of El Salvador
August 11, 2022
The United States Embassy to the Republic of El Salvador is pleased to announce the arrival of career diplomat Katherine Duffy Dueholm to serve as Deputy Chief of Mission, replacing Brendan O’Brien. Ms. Dueholm will serve as Chargé d’Affaires a.i. until the arrival of an ambassador confirmed by the United States Senate.
Before starting her three-year assignment in El Salvador, Ms. Dueholm served as the Director for Mexican Affairs at the U.S. Department of State. Prior to that, she was the Director for Caribbean Affairs from 2018-2020 and Director in the Department of State’s Legislative Affairs Bureau from 2016-2017. She has also served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Timor-Leste, including more than six months as Chargé d’Affaires. Her other overseas assignments include Botswana, Germany, Guyana, and Brazil. In Washington, she served as a Special Assistant to then-Secretary of State Madeleine Albright and as Deputy Director for the U.S-Chile Free Trade Agreement in the U.S. Trade Representative’s Office. Prior to joining the Department of State, Ms. Dueholm worked at the White House in the successful effort to pass the North American Free Trade Agreement.