Mary Beth Leonard
United States Ambassador to Nigeria
Ambassador Mary Beth Leonard is the U.S. Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Ambassador Leonard is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor. From 2016-2019, Ambassador Leonard was the Representative of the United States of America to the African Union.
Deputy Chief of Mission
Kathleen FitzGibbon is the Deputy Chief of Mission in Nigeria. She arrived in June 2019. In this capacity, she assists the Ambassador in leading the U.S. Mission’s nearly 1,200 American and Nigerian employees in Abuja and Lagos to advance U.S. strategic goals.
Will Stevens is the Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Lagos, Nigeria. Prior to arriving in Nigeria, Mr. Stevens served as the Acting Consul General in Cape Town South Africa, where he directed U.S. government engagement in South Africa’s three cape provinces
Anne E. Patterson
USAID Mission Director
Anne Patterson joined USAID/Nigeria in August 2020. She began her career with USAID in 1992 as an American Association for the Advancement of Science Fellow in the Near East Bureau where she worked on water and wastewater issues.
President of the United States
President Biden represented Delaware for 36 years in the U.S. Senate before becoming the 47th Vice President of the United States. As President, Biden will restore America’s leadership and build our communities back better.
Vice President of the United States
Kamala D. Harris is the Vice President of the United States of America. She was elected Vice President after a lifetime of public service, having been elected District Attorney of San Francisco, California Attorney General, and United States Senator.
U.S. Secretary of State
Antony J. Blinken is the 71st U.S. Secretary of State. He was nominated by President Biden on November 23, 2020; confirmed by the U.S. Senate on January 26, 2021; and sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris the following day.