Chad Cummins assumed his duties as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Managua, Nicaragua in June 2017. He is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor. Mr. Cummins served as the Director of the Public Diplomacy Training Division at the Foreign Service Institute (FSI/SPAS/PD) from 2014-2017 and as Consul General in Nogales, Mexico from 2011 – 2014. His other assignments include India, Senegal, Honduras, Merida, and Washington DC. Prior to joining the Foreign Service in May 2000, Mr. Cummins was a senior trade analyst for the New York law firm of Wilkey, Farr & Gallagher.
A California native, Mr. Cummins holds a B.A. in Political Science from Westmont College, Santa Barbara, California (1991), an M.A. in International Relations from the American University in Washington, DC. (1995), and an M.S. in International Strategic Studies from the National War College also in Washington DC (2015).