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Deputy Chief of Mission Joe Tordella
June 26, 2023

Joe Tordella
Joe Tordella

Joe Tordella joined the U.S. Embassy in Bolivia as the Deputy Chief of Mission in June 2023.  Prior to this assignment, he led U.S. political and economic diplomacy at the U.S. Embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados.  Previously, Mr. Tordella led communications for the State Department’s policies and programs in the Western Hemisphere and served as a special assistant to the global director of U.S. public diplomacy.  Mr. Tordella also served at the U.S. embassies in Israel, Libya, Moldova, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, and Saudi Arabia.

Prior to joining the U.S. diplomatic corps in 2007, Mr. Tordella worked as a strategy consultant for IBM and Booz Allen Hamilton.  He earned a graduate degree from the London School of Economics and an undergraduate degree from American University.  Mr. Tordella speaks Arabic, Russian, and Spanish.