Timothy Eydelnant assumed duty as U.S. Consul General in the states of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia in July 2017.
Previously, he served as Syria Humanitarian Assistance Coordinator at the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Population Refugees and Migration. In this position, he was responsible for managing and implementing the Bureau’s humanitarian response to over 6 million Syrian refugees across the Middle East. Tim served as a coordinator for the six-person team overseeing issues related to Syrian refugees in the Office of Assistance for Asia and the Near East (ANE). He provided counsel and policy recommendations on humanitarian issues relating to Syrian refugees in the region, evaluated funding requests, and led a team responsible for managing over $800 million in U.S. Government’s funding to the humanitarian organizations such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees , International Committee for the Red Cross, the International Organization for Migration, and non-governmental organizations to support humanitarian relief, education, health care, and social programs.
He previously was Consul General at the U.S. Embassy to Austria in Vienna, where he developed a robust outreach and multilateral workshops program in addition to heading a consular operation responsible for American citizen and visa services. Prior to serving in Vienna, he worked as a Political Section Chief at the U.S. Consulate in Basrah, Iraq as it transitioned from a Provincial Reconstruction Team to a full-fledged Consulate. His reporting concentrated on the human rights issues, and, in particular, on the issues affecting the Christian minority in the south of Iraq. Prior to that, he served as a Consular Fraud Prevention Manager for the U.S. Mission in Brazil covering four consular operations with specific emphasis on training the local law enforcement authorities in fraudulent document detection. Since joining the U.S. Foreign Service in 2002, Tim has also served in a variety of posts including Moscow, Jerusalem, and Helsinki. He enjoyed a diversity of Foreign Service positions in those assignments – from Special Assistant to the U.S. Ambassador in Helsinki to working as a political and consular officer in Jerusalem.
Prior to joining the U.S. Department of State, Tim worked at the U.S. Department of Justice, then Immigration and Naturalization Service, as a Political Asylum Officer. Tim is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service where he majored in Diplomacy and International Security and Eastern European Area Studies. He was born in Minsk, Belarus, and is a resident of Reston, Virginia. Tim speaks Russian, German, and Portuguese.