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Deputy Chief of Mission
Lawrence J. Gumbiner (photo: State Dept.)

Deputy Chief of Mission Lawrence J. Gumbiner

Deputy Chief of Mission Lawrence J. Gumbiner

Lawrence J. Gumbiner assumed duties as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Lima, Peru in July of 2014. He is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, having joined the Department of State in 1988.

Prior to arriving in Lima, Mr. Gumbiner served as Deputy Permanent Representative at the U.S. Mission to the Organization of American States, promoting U.S. policy interests in the hemisphere's premier multilateral organization. From 2010-2012 he held the position of  Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES), where he coordinated the U.S. Government's preparation for the 2012 UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio + 20), and managed programs in the areas of sustainable development, sciende & technology cooperation, and conservation.

 From 2006-2009 Mr. Gumbiner was Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Bogotá, Colombia, and from 2004-2005 Deputy Director for Regional Economic Affairs in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the U.S. Department of State.

Mr. Gumbiner has also served as Environment, Science & Tecnology Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel, and Director fo the Environmental Hub for Central America and the Caribbean at the U.S. Embassy in San Jose, Costa Rica. Other postings include the U.S. Embassy Managua, and the State Department's Office of Brazil and Southern Cone Affairs.

Mr. Gumbiner holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California at Davis, and a JD from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. He is licensed to practice law in the State of California. He is married to Ana Beatriz Perez of Medellin, Colombia, and has two daughters.