Consul General Scott R. Riedmann

Scott Riedmann assumed duty as U.S. Consul General in the states of Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia, in August 2014.

In 2000, Scott Riedmann joined the Foreign Service, having served since then in various capacities in Addis Ababa, Prague, Nairobi, Quito, and Merida.  Prior to the Foreign Service, Scott worked as a Labor Economist, an Electric-Energy Analyst, and as a Land-Use Planner.  He is a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer, having served both in the Philippines and the Czech Republic.  Scott Riedmann is also a veteran of the U.S. Air Force.

Scott Riedmann grew up with his six siblings in Warren, Ohio, a small city in the northeast part of the state.  He attended Kent State University in Ohio and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in economics.  Scott later earned a master’s degree in Urban Planning from the University of Virginia.

Scott Riedmann has Austrian roots.  His paternal grandparents emigrated from Austria to the U.S. in the early part of the twentieth century.  Scott is accompanied in Leipzig by his wife and two sons.  He and his family enjoy outdoor activities, especially hiking, biking and skiing.  Together they look forward to exploring the region and experiencing all that it has to offer.