Chargé d'Affaires a.i.
Jeri Guthrie-Corn, Chargé d'Affaires a.i.
Chargé d'Affaires a.i. and Acting Permanent Representative Jeri Guthrie-Corn is a career Foreign Service Officer with the rank of Minister-Counselor.
Dr. Guthrie-Corn served as Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy Bucharest from 2008-2011. From 2005-2007, Dr. Guthrie-Corn served in the Bureau of International Organizations of the Department of State as Deputy Director of the Office of Specialized Technical Agencies of the UN and as Director of the Office of UNESCO Affairs. From 2003-2005, she was the Deputy Director of the Office of Policy and Global Issues and Senior Congressional Advisor for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs.
Dr. Guthrie-Corn has served overseas in Algeria, Russia, France, and at the United States Mission to NATO. Her first assignment to Bucharest was in 1989-1991, during the last months of the Ceausescu regime, the revolution and the return of democracy to Romania.
Previous to joining the Foreign Service, Dr. Guthrie-Corn was an Assistant Professor of French at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles and at Smith College in Massachusetts.
Dr. Guthrie-Corn holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in French Studies from the University of Montana, her home state. In 1983 she earned a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in French Language and Literature with a specialization in medieval civilization. In 2003 she completed a Master’s degree in National Security Studies from the National War College in Washington. She speaks French, Romanian and Russian.