Ambassador David R. Gilmour is a career member of the Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor. He served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of African Affairs at the Department of State, a position he held from 2011 until his appointment as ambassador to Togo. Prior to that, Mr. Gilmour served as the Director of the Office of Public Diplomacy in the Bureau of African Affairs from 2011 to 2013, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Panama City, Panama from 2008 to 2011, and Public Affairs Counselor at the U.S. Mission in Geneva, Switzerland from 2007 to 2008. He also served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Lilongwe, Malawi from 2004 to 2007 and as Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Consulate General in Sydney, Australia from 2000 to 2004. Mr. Gilmour’s earlier assignments include posts in Cameroon, Costa Rica, Senegal, and South Africa. Mr. Gilmour received a B.A. from Saginaw Valley State University and an M.A. from the University of Texas, Austin.