Deputy Chief of Mission
U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo
Shane Myers is a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service, recently recommended for promotion to the Senior Foreign Service rank of Counselor (pending confirmation and appointment). He assumed his current position as the Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassy Santo Domingo in June 2019 after serving as Consul General in Santo Domingo beginning in 2017. Immediately prior, Mr. Myers served as the Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Consular Affairs.
Mr. Myers’ experience in Latin America includes tours in Guadalajara, Mexico, La Paz, Bolivia and Caracas, Venezuela. He is a 2010 graduate of the Colegio Inter-Americano de Defensa.
Mr. Myers served as Director for Immigration and Visa Security on the National Security Council Staff and as the Deputy Chief for global field operations in the Department of State’s Visa Office. He has also served as an instructor at the Foreign Service Institute and in a management position in Berlin, Germany. Shane holds a B.A. in American Studies from Rutgers University and an M.A. in Diplomacy, with a concentration in Terrorism Studies, from Norwich University. His colleagues nominated him for the American Foreign Service Association’s William R. Rivkin Constructive Dissent Award in 2012 and for the Mary A. Ryan Award for Outstanding Public Service in 2018. In 2016, Rutgers University named Shane a Rutgers 250 Fellow as the University marked its 250th Anniversary.
Originally, from New Jersey, Shane is married to Carolyn Fox-Myers, who has also enjoyed a very successful career in the Foreign Service. They have three children.