Ambassador Daniel A. Clune
Ambassador Daniel A. Clune United States Ambassador to the Lao People's Democratic Republic
Dan Clune served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs from 2010 to 2012. From 2007 to 2010, he was Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S Embassy in Canberra, Australia. From 2005 to 2007, he was the director of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Monetary Affairs and served as Head of the U.S. Delegation to the Paris Club.
Previously, he served as Director of the State Department’s Office of Economic Policy and Public Diplomacy and as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Nassau. He has also worked as the Trade Advisor at the U.S. Mission to the OECD, spent a year at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative as Director of Middle East and Mediterranean Affairs and served at U.S. embassies in Lima, Peru and Jakarta, Indonesia.
Mr. Clune is a graduate of Boston College and Boalt Hall, the law school at the University of California at Berkeley. He practiced law for ten years in Chicago before joining the Foreign Service in 1985. He has been married for 41 years to Judy Clune, an artist, and has three daughters.