Daniel L. Foote
Term of Appointment: August 2014 to present
Currently the Coordinating Director at Embassy Kabul, Dan Foote joined the Foreign Service in March 1998. Mr. Foote most recently served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Santo Domingo, and previously was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He directed the Narcotics Affairs Section at U.S. Embassy Bogotá, and served as Team Leader for the interagency Provincial Reconstruction Team in Maysan province, Iraq. Dan also served a tour as a member of the Regional Reconstruction Team in Erbil, Iraq, and was Management Counselor at Embassy Buenos Aires. He held both the Management Officer and Political/Economic Section Chief positions at Embassy Luxembourg, and was posted to Embassy London as General Services Officer. He served as a Vice Consul and General Services Officer at Consulate General Guadalajara, Mexico. In Washington, he worked as a Watch Officer in the State Department’s Operations Center and served in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs as both a Post Management Officer and Assignments Officer.
Dan holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Columbia University, where he also lettered in football and track and field. After graduation, he worked for several years as a natural gas trader/broker in the New York City area. Prior to joining the Department of State, Dan spent two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Bolivia, where he managed extensive development projects. After returning to the U.S., he taught high school Spanish and coached varsity football and track-and-field.
Dan is a native of Syracuse, New York, and attended high school in the Buffalo area. He is married to Claudia Valverde Foote of Sucre, Bolivia. They have two children.