Volunteer Peace Corps, Morocco, 1980—1982. Joined United States Foreign Service, Washington, 1985, economics officer, 1985, served with Izmir, Turkey, Cairo, Algiers, Yaounde, Cameroon. Deputy chief of mission United States Embassy, Bahrain, 2001—2004, political counselor Baghdad, Iraq, 2004—2006.
United States ambassador to Algeria United States Department State, Algiers, 2006—2008. Deputy chief of mission United States Embassy, Baghdad, 2008—2011. United States ambassador to Syria United States Department State, Damascus, since 2011.