Ambassador Lucy Tamlyn

Lucy Tamlyn
U.S. Ambassador to the Central African Republic

Lucy Tamlyn was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the Central African Republic on January 11, 2019.  A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, she most recently served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Benin.  She has also served as Director in the Office of the Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan in the Department of State, Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, Lisbon, Portugal; Economic Counselor, U.S. Mission to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, Paris, France; Provincial Reconstruction Team Leader, Erbil, Iraq; and Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, N’Djamena, Chad. She has served at U.S. Missions to the United Nations in New York, Rome and Vienna, and has also had assignments in Brazil, Mozambique, Colombia, and Washington.

Ambassador Tamlyn earned a B.A. from Saint John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland and a Master’s Degree from Columbia University’s School of International Affairs in New York.