William “Bill” Popp became the Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., of the U.S. Mission to Brazil on November 3, 2018. Mr. Popp served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil beginning in August 2017. Prior to arriving in Brazil, he was the Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, from August 2015 to August 2017, and served as the Acting Deputy Chief of Mission there from December 2016 to May 2017. Prior to his Kenya assignment, he served as the Director of the Office of Economic Policy and Summit Coordination in the State Department’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs.
Mr. Popp’s other overseas assignments include as Acting Consul General and Deputy Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as well as economic and political positions in Colombia, Angola, and Nicaragua. He has a M.S. in National Security Strategy from the National War College in Washington DC, a M.A in International Affairs from The George Washington University, and a B.A. in International Studies and Political Science, magna cum laude, from Westminster College.