Donald Blome was sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to Tunisia on January 9, 2019.
Ambassador Blome most recently served as Chargé d’Affaires at the Libya External Office in Tunis, Tunisia. Ambassador Blome also served as Consul General at the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem, from 2015 – 2018.
Previously, he served the Department of State as Director, Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs (2013 – 2015), Political Counselor, Embassy Kabul, Afghanistan (2012-2013), Minister-Counselor for Economic and Political Affairs, Embassy Cairo, Egypt (2009-2012). He also served as the Civilian Co-Director, Multinational Force Strategic Engagement Cell, Baghdad, Iraq (2007-2008) and as Political Counselor, Embassy Kuwait (2006-2007). He served as Israel Desk Officer and Deputy Director in the Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs (2001-2004). Other assignments include Iran Desk Officer and overseas tours in Jordan and Saudi Arabia. Before joining the Foreign Service, he practiced law in Chicago, Illinois.
Ambassador Blome earned a B.A. and a J.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He is married to Debra Blome, and they have three children.