Chargé d'Affaires Philip G. Laidlaw
Phil Laidlaw joined the Department of State as a Foreign Service Officer in 1992. His overseas assignments include Tirana, Sarajevo, Madrid, La Paz, and San Salvador. Laidlaw most recently served as the Deputy Director of the Office of Andean Affairs in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs at the Department of State. He has been in Caracas since June 2013.
Phil Laidlaw is from St. Augustine, Florida. He earned his Bachelor's degree in Mathematics and Economics at Wake Forest University in 1989 and received a Master's in National Security Strategy from the National War College in 2011.