Gilmour, David Roy - Togolese Republic - May 2015


REPORT FOR THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS

UNITED STATES SENATE


SUBJECT: Ambassadorial Nomination: Certificate of
Demonstrated Competence -- Foreign Service
Act, Section 304(a)(4)

POST: Togolese Republic

CANDIDATE: David Roy Gilmour


David Roy Gilmour, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, currently serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs in the Department of State. Known as a strong leader of the interagency process and the Department’s human resources, he is a skilled policy implementer. Broadly knowledgeable in African affairs, with particularly expertise in public diplomacy and in overseeing large development programs with substantial budgets he will bring essential skills to the task of advancing bilateral relations with Togo, an important U.S. partner in Africa.

Previously, Mr. Gilmour served the Department of State as Director, Public Diplomacy, Bureau of African Affairs (2011-2013), Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, Panama City, Panama (2008-2011), Public Affairs Counselor, U.S. Mission, Geneva, Switzerland (2007-2008), Deputy Chief of Mission, U.S. Embassy, Lilongwe, Malawi (2004-2007) and Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate General, Sydney, Australia (2000-2004). He was Information Officer, U.S. Embassy, San Jose, Costa Rica (1996-2000), Assistant Cultural Affairs Officer, U.S. Embassy, Pretoria, South Africa (1991-1995), Regional Program Officer, Office of African Affairs, U.S. Information Agency (1990-1991), Branch Public Affairs Officer, U.S. Consulate, Douala, Cameroon (1987-1989) and Junior Officer, U.S. Embassy, Dakar, Senegal (1986-1987). He worked at Gilmour Bros. Music, Appleton, Wisconsin (1984-1986).

Mr. Gilmour earned a B.A. at Saginaw Valley State University, University Center, Michigan in 1981 and a M.A. at the University of Texas at Austin, Austin, Texas in 1984. He has received a Department of State Special Act or Service Award, as well as two Senior Foreign Service Performance Awards, four Superior Honor Awards and three Meritorious Honor Awards. He speaks French and Spanish.