James “Jimmy” Story
U.S. Consulate General Rio de Janeiro
Jimmy Story is the Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Rio de Janeiro. He arrived in Rio on June 25, 2015, from Washington, DC where he served as the Director of the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement (INL) Western Hemisphere Programs. Previous assignments include service as the Director of the INL Office in Bogota, Colombia, Senior Civilian Representative to Task Force Rakkasan in South-Eastern Afghanistan, and Political-Economic Chief and Deputy Principal Officer in São Paulo, Brazil.
A career Foreign Service Officer, Jimmy has also served in Brasilia as the Regional Environmental Affairs Director for South America; Washington, DC in the Office of Marine Conservation in the OES Bureau; Maputo Mozambique as Economic-Political officer; Guadalajara, Mexico as a Consular Officer; and at the US Mission to the United Nations as the Ambassador’s staff assistant. He is the recipient of numerous Departmental and interagency awards including the Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards, the Department of the Army Superior Civilian Service Award, and the Warren Christopher Award for Outstanding Achievement in Global Affairs.
Jimmy grew up in the small town of Moncks Corner, SC and graduated with a B.A./B.Sc. in interdisciplinary studies from South Carolina College at the University of South Carolina. He also received a M.Sc. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University. Jimmy is married to Susan West Story and they have one son, James McKelvey “Mac” Story. He speaks Portuguese and Spanish.