Isiah Parnell is Chargé d’Affaires at the United States Embassy in Santo Domingo. Since joining the Foreign Service in 1984, Parnell has served in leadership roles in the U.S. Embassies in Colombia, Mexico, Kenya, and Jamaica. He has also served in Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Paraguay, and Ghana. Parnell holds a B.A. and M.A. (1978 and 1981) degrees from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, in Government and Economics; and an M.A. degree (1980) in Urban Planning/Economics from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia.
Married in 1984, Parnell and his wife, Tamice Gordon Parnell, have four daughters.