Deputy Chief of Mission Denison “Denny” Offutt

Denison “Denny” Offutt holds the rank of Minister Counselor in the Foreign Service.  He assumed the role of Chargé d’ Affaires as of July 29, 2020.  In September 2019 he assumed the role of Deputy Chief of Mission after having served as the Mission’s Consul General since 2016.

Prior to Peru, Mr. Offutt served as the National Security Council’s Director for Canada and Mexico, immediately following a year at the National Defense University’s Eisenhower School.  He has also served domestically as a Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Management, the Coordinator for the Operations Center’s Office of Crisis Management and Support, and as a Foreign Affairs Officer in the Office of Mexican Affairs.

Abroad, Mr. Offutt has served in Colombia, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Mexico, Peru, and the United Arab Emirates (twice).  He is married and has a daughter.