Senior Diplomat Mark C. Toner Returns to Foggy Bottom Podium as Deputy Spox

Posted: 3:21 pm EDT
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Mark Toner has been Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs since September 2013.  Prior to that appointment, he served as the State Department’s Deputy Spokesperson from 2010-2013. He was at that time succeeded as #2 in Foggy Bottom’s podium by Obama campaign spox Marie Harf.  Brief bio below:

He is a career Foreign Service Officer who has served overseas in West Africa and Europe. Mark was the Information Officer in Dakar, Senegal; the Public Affairs Officer in Krakow, Poland; and the Spokesman for the US Mission to NATO, in Brussels, Belgium.

In Washington, Mark has worked as a senior advisor for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; as a Senior Watch Officer in the Department’s Operations Center; and as the Director of the European Bureau’s Press and Public Outreach Division. Mark has an undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and a graduate degree from National Defense University’s Industrial College of the Armed Forces.

Prior to joining the State Department, Mark was a Peace Corps volunteer in Liberia, West Africa, and carried out graduate work in Journalism at the University of California at Berkeley.

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