Chargé d’Affaires, a.i.
As of October 30, 2020, Mr. Dillard serves as Chargé d’Affaires, a.i.
A member of the Senior Foreign Service, Marc Dillard has served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Budapest since August 2019.
Mr. Dillard has had a variety of postings in Washington and overseas since joining the State Department in 1998. Most recently, he was the Director of the Office of Economic Policy Analysis and Public Diplomacy in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs, where his team worked on strategic planning, communications, and policy issues related to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development.
Prior to that, Mr. Dillard was Counselor for Political and Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Sofia, Bulgaria. His other postings include Japan, Korea, Malawi, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as well as service as a Watch Officer/Senior Watch Officer in the State Department’s Operations Center.
Mr. Dillard received a bachelor’s degree in history from Duke University and a Ph.D. in political economy and public policy from the University of Southern California. He has worked as a consultant in the private sector, taught economics at the university level, and is the recipient of multiple State Department Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards. His wife, Julia Dillard, is also a Foreign Service Officer. They have two children.