|Name||Patricia A. Butenis|
, New Jersey , United States
|Last Modifed||Thomas Walker|
Jul 12, 2006 08:07pm
Patricia A. Butenis was confirmed as Ambassador to Bangladesh by the Senate on February 16th, 2006, and sworn in on March 17, 2006. She is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, rank of Minister-Counselor. Prior to this assignment, Ms. Butenis was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad (2004-2006).
Ms. Butenis joined the Foreign Service in 1980. She has served as Vice Consul in Karachi (1980-82), Vice Consul/Political Officer in San Salvador (1982-85), Consul in New Delhi (1985-88), El Salvador Desk Officer (1988-90) and Consul (American Citizen Services Chief) in Bogotá, Colombia (1990-93).
She attended the National War College (1993-94) and served at the Visa Office, Field Liaison, in the Department of State (1994-97). She then served as Consul General in Warsaw (1998-2001) and Consul General in Bogotá, Colombia (2001-04).
Ms. Butenis was born in New Jersey. She received a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania and an M.A. in International Relations from Columbia University.