- U.S. Ambassador to Armenia Kristina Kvien
- Deputy Chief of Mission Chip Laitinen
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Kristina Kvien is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister Counselor. She arrived in Yerevan on February 16, 2023, to serve as the tenth U.S. Ambassador to Armenia.
Ambassador Kvien has dedicated three decades of public service to deepening U.S. relations with Europe, and with advancing the vision of a continent whole, free and at peace. Prior to her arrival in Armenia, Ambassador Kvien served as Chargé d’Affaires at U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine from 2020 until 2022.
Previously, she served as DCM at U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission and Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs at U.S. Embassy Paris; Acting Deputy Chief of Mission and Economic Counselor at U.S. Embassy Bangkok; Economic Counselor at U.S. Embassy London; and Director for European Union, Ukraine, and Belarus Affairs at the National Security Council in the Executive Office of the President. Ambassador Kvien also served at U.S. Embassy Moscow; the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels; the U.S. Embassy Manila; and Washington, DC, where she worked on European Union issues and on bilateral relations with Slovenia.
Ambassador Kvien is a native of California, with a BA in Political Science from Occidental College and an MS in Strategic Studies from the U.S. Army War College.