Robin Dunnigan Interim Head of the U.S. Embassy in Vienna

More+Work & Careers ♦ Published: February 17, 2021; 12:24 ♦ (Vindobona)

Following the election defeat and handover of office from Donald Trump to Joe Biden, and the directly related recall of U.S. Ambassador Traina from the U.S. Embassy in Vienna, the latter's Deputy Chief of Mission, Ms. Robin Lisa Dunnigan, has assumed interim leadership of the U.S. Embassy in Austria as "Chargé d'Affaires ad interim".

U.S. Embassy in Austria: Chargée d'Affaires a.i. Ms. Robin Lisa Dunnigan. / Picture: © U.S. Embassy in Austria

The U.S. Embassy in Vienna has announced that Robin Lisa Dunnigan assumed her position as Chargé d'Affaires a.i. of the U.S. Embassy in Austria on January 20, 2021.

"A chargé d'affaires is a diplomat who serves as an embassy's chief of mission in the absence of the ambassador."

According to Wikipedia "a female diplomat may" even "be designated a chargée…