Lawrance Randolph, New US Consul General in Casablanca
On January 4,2021, Lawrence Randolph appointed new Consul General of the United States of America in Casablanca.
Randolph has served in the United States and abroad in a number of ways. A diplomat since 2003, his recent international post was as Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy in Algiers where he managed a team of almost 500 and oversaw the transition of the Embassy from an unaccompanied to fully accompanied mission. Prior to this experience, he worked in Frankfurt, Germany where he served as the head of the Public Affairs after spending a year in Kabul, Afghanistan leading the External Affairs Unit under the Political Section.
He was responsible for reporting on Afghanistan’s affairs with countries in the region and multilateral organizations. The new US Consul General in Casablanca was also part of a team of diplomats and military officers negotiating a bilateral security agreement between the United States and Afghanistan. In addition to his diplomatic experience, Randolph worked in the United States with several American politicians. He held the post of Special Assistant in the offices of Secretaries of State Hilary Clinton and John Kerry.
During the period of one year, he served as Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, advising the Deputy Secretary of State on matters of public diplomacy in the Middle East and North Africa during the Arab Spring. Just before taking up his post in Morocco, Lawrence Randolph worked with the Director-General of the Diplomatic Corps Service. A position that allowed him to help build a global employee resilience and wellness program called TalentCare. On his course of study, the new consul has a Masters in Public Affairs Management from Colombia University and he also speaks Arabic, French, German and Spanish.