A career diplomat, David Wisner began his assignment as Deputy Chief of Mission and Chargé d’Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in Tirana in August 2023.
He previously served as the Director of the U.S. State Department’s Office of Global Food Security and before that as Deputy Director for Press and Strategic Communications and the Spokesperson for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. He was also a Special Assistant to State Department Counselor Kristie Kenney, advising her on African and Middle East and North Africa issues. David led the Political and Economic section at the U.S. Embassy in Algiers, Algeria and served in political sections at U.S. Embassies in Khartoum, Sudan, and Bangui, Central African Republic.
David speaks Arabic and French and is a graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont.