Consul General Elizabeth Kennedy Trudeau is the 30th American diplomat to lead the U.S. post in Lahore, the capital city of Punjab province, where the United States has maintained a diplomatic presence since 1947. Previously, Ms. Trudeau served as the Department of State’s Director for Press Operations in Washington, D.C. There, she acted as a Department spokesperson; coordinated the Department’s domestic media relations, interagency messaging coordination, crisis communications, and State and USAID daily press operations; and managed the office responsible for implementing the Secretary of State’s overseas and domestic media engagements.
Ms. Trudeau’s other overseas assignments include serving as the Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO); a seconded senior advisor and chief of staff to the Assistant Secretary General for Public Diplomacy on NATO’s International Staff; and spokesperson and press attaché at the U.S. Mission to South Africa. She also served in Tunis, Tunisia, and Nairobi, Kenya.
Prior to joining the Foreign Service in 2004, Ms. Trudeau was the director of communications for a private charitable foundation, and before that served as the director of development at a local non-governmental organization.