Tim Stater assumed the duties of Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua, on April 28, 2020. He previously served as Acting Deputy Chief of Mission and Economic Counselor in U.S. Embassy Buenos Aires (2017-2020) and as Director for Brazilian and the Southern Cone Affairs (2015-17). During a 34-year career, DCM Stater has served in Chile, Nicaragua, Peru, Colombia, and Argentina as well as in Washington, D.C in the Bureaus of Economic and Business Affairs, Intelligence and Research, and Western Hemisphere Affairs.
DCM Stater represented U.S. Embassy Lima at the U.S.-Peru free trade agreement negotiations and, with USTR’s chief negotiator, facilitated resolution of multiple investment disputes between Peru and U.S. companies prior to the trade accord’s implementation. DCM Stater participated as a staff member on President Reagan’s National Bipartisan Commission on Central America (1983-84), headed by Dr. Henry Kissinger.
Prior to government service, DCM Stater worked at Kissinger Associates as a Latin America analyst. He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Tulane University and a Masters of Arts degree from Georgetown University. He and his wife, Jacqueline Peacock, have three children.