Michael A. Veasy is the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Asmara, Eritrea. Michael began his career with the U.S. Department of State in 1992 as a member of the first cohort of Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellows. Most recently, he served as the Deputy Principal Officer and Consular Chief at the U.S. Consulate General in Tijuana, Mexico. Other assignments include consular tours in Mexico City, London, Johannesburg (twice), and the Visa Office in Washington D.C. He has also served as the Economic Officer in Basrah, Labor Officer in Lagos, and a Recruitment Officer in the State Department’s Bureau of Human Resources. He is the recipient of several U.S. Department of State awards, including a Superior Honor Award.
Prior to his Foreign Service career, Michael worked at the Carter Presidential Center in Atlanta, GA. He earned a B.A. in International Affairs from Morehouse College as well as an M.A. in International Economics and Social Change and Development from The Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
He is originally from Nashville, TN. He and his wife, Tameka, have a daughter and two sons.