Mark Stroh arrived as the United States Consul General in Karachi on August 21, 2021.
A career member of the United States Senior Foreign Service, Consul General Stroh most recently served in Washington, D.C. as the Managing Director for International Media in the Bureau of Global Public Affairs.
Prior to that, he was the Team Leader of the Syria Transition Assistance Response Team (START) Forward in northeastern Syria from 2017-2018. He has served overseas in Kuwait City; Basra and Al-Hillah, Iraq; Riyadh; Kabul; Islamabad; and Rio de Janeiro. In Washington, he has served on the Executive Secretariat Staff, as a Director for Strategic Communications and Assistant Press Secretary and later Deputy Spokesman of the National Security Council.
The Consul General also served as acting director of the Press Office in the Bureau of Public Affairs. Before joining the Foreign Service, he was a journalist working for several daily and weekly publications including the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he was a daily beat reporter from 2000 to 2002.
He has a BA in History and Political Science from Randolph-Macon College and an MS in Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.