Consul General Jim Dickmeyer
Jim Dickmeyer arrived in Toronto on August 9, 2012 to take up his duties as Consul General of the United States of America. A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Mr. Dickmeyer has served in six countries during his 29 years of diplomatic service. Most recently he was a faculty member at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., where he taught national security studies. During this latest tour in Washington, Mr. Dickmeyer also served as Director of the Office of Policy, Planning and Resources of the Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, and for two years was Director of the State Department’s Foreign Press Centers located in Washington, D.C. and New York City, serving over 3000 foreign journalists based in the United States.
In his most recent overseas assignment, Mr. Dickmeyer was Minister Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico. In his other foreign postings he served in press and public affairs positions at U.S. diplomatic missions in Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Guatemala.
Jim earned a Masters degree in History from the Ohio State University and completed his undergraduate studies at Coe College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He is married to Heather Dickmeyer. They have two grown sons.