(May 18, 2016) Dedman Law Alumna, Rena Bitter '91, has been nominated by the President as the Ambassador to the Lao People's Democratic Republic, Department of State. Read full Press Release Here
Bitter, a career member of the Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, is Consul General at the U.S. Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, a position she has held since 2013. Previously, Ms. Bitter served in the Department of State’s Operations Center as Director from 2010 to 2012 and Deputy Director from 2009 to 2010. Ms. Bitter was Consular Section Chief at the U.S. Embassy in Amman, Jordan from 2006 to 2009, and Chief of the Nonimmigrant Visa Unit in the Consular Section of the U.S. Embassy in London, United Kingdom from 2003 to 2005. She was a Transatlantic Diplomatic Fellow in London from 2002 to 2003. Before that, Ms. Bitter served as a Special Assistant in the Office of the Secretary of State from 2001 to 2002 and on the Department’s Executive Secretariat Staff from 2000 to 2001. Since joining the Foreign Service in 1994, Ms. Bitter has also served at posts in Colombia and Mexico. Ms. Bitter received a B.S. from Northwestern University and a J.D. from Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law.
(Bio courtesy of a Press Release from the Office of the Press Secretary, The White House)