William E. Todd
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|William Edward Todd|
|Director General of the Foreign Service
June 12, 2017
|Preceded by||Arnold A. Chacón|
|Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs
January 20, 2017 – June 12, 2017
|Preceded by||Nisha Desai Biswal|
|Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs|
August 14, 2015
|Preceded by||Richard Hoagland|
|United States Ambassador to Cambodia|
April 2, 2012 – August 14, 2015
|Preceded by||Carol Rodley|
|Succeeded by||William Heidt|
|United States Ambassador to Brunei|
September 15, 2008 – June 10, 2010
|President||George W. Bush
|Preceded by||Emil Skodon|
|Succeeded by||John McIntyre|
|Born||1961 (age 55–56)|
|Alma mater||Longwood University|
William Edward "Bill" Todd (born 1961) is a U.S. diplomat who is currently the Acting Director General of the Foreign Service. Todd was previously appointed as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asian Affairs in August 2015.
Immediately prior to this assignment he served as the 15th United States Ambassador to Cambodia. He was confirmed on March 29, 2012 by the U.S. Senate and sworn in on April 17, 2012. He officially became the United States Ambassador to Cambodia when King Norodom Sihamoni accepted his credentials on June 8, 2012. Prior to this confirmation, he served as the Coordinating Director of Development and Economic Affairs at the Embassy of the United States in Kabul where he was responsible for all nonmilitary civilian assistance in Afghanistan, including implementation of the largest foreign assistance program and budget in U.S. history. In this capacity he also directed civilian field operations with an American staff of over 600, including 350 civilians embedded with the military in most of Afghanistan’s 34 provinces and at five regional Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRTs).
2008 to 2010
From 2008 to 2010, Ambassador Todd was the U.S. Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam. During his time in Brunei, he focused on regional stability, counterterrorism, democratization, and trade and investment.
2006 to 2008
Prior to serving as Ambassador to Brunei, Ambassador Todd was the Acting Inspector General of the Department of State in 2008 and Deputy Inspector General from 2006 to 2008. In both capacities, he directed all Office of Inspector General activities, domestically and abroad, including at 260 diplomatic missions in 163 countries.
2002 to 2006
From 2002 to 2006, Ambassador Todd served in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) at the Department of State. Over this period he served in several INL senior positions, including Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary (PDAS), Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Civilian Police and Rule of Law Programs and for the Office of Asia, Africa, Europe and the Middle East, as well as Executive Director and Controller. As PDAS, he was the Chief Operating Officer for global programs, including all post-conflict activities. His leadership placed him at the forefront of international programs for rule of law, police training, and counternarcotics efforts in some of the most volatile regions of the world, including Iraq, Afghanistan, and Colombia. Ambassador Todd managed more than 4,000 employees and contractors in more than 75 theaters of operation.
Other positions held
Ambassador Todd has held several other very senior positions within the U.S. Government. Ambassador Todd has been a career member of the Senior Service for more than 15 years. He is highly decorated and has been recognized with numerous awards throughout his career for his strong program and management skills.
- William Edward Todd (1961–)
- "Todd, William E.". Retrieved 2015-09-30.
- "Todd, William E". Biographies Listed Alphabetically by Last Name. United States Department of State. Retrieved 2013-04-07.
- "U.S. Ambassador William E. Todd Presents Credentials". United States Department of State. Retrieved 2013-04-08.
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