Colleen Hoey is the Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., in Honduras. Ms. Hoey is a career member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service. Prior to her August 2019 arrival in Honduras, Ms. Hoey served as Director of the Office of Mexican Affairs from 2016-2019. She was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Asuncion, Paraguay from 2013-2016. Before that, she was Acting Director of the Office of Mexican Affairs, Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, at the U.S. Department of State. Previously, Ms. Hoey was Deputy Director in the Office of Mexican Affairs, and the Deputy Director of the Office of Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.
Ms. Hoey has served at U.S. diplomatic missions in Venezuela, Guyana, Colombia and Paraguay. Her Washington experience includes assignments as Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Democracy and Global Affairs, Country Desk Officer for Colombia, Venezuela and Belgium, and Regional Affairs Officer in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs.
Ms. Hoey has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Santa Clara University and a Master’s Degree in Government from Georgetown University. She also has a Master’s Degree in National Security and Resource Management from the Eisenhower School, National Defense University.