Consulate General of the United States of America
Mr. Griffiths is a career member of the U.S. Foreign Service, Counselor rank. His postings overseas have included Bogota, Colombia, Kaohsiung and Taipei with the American Institute in Taiwan, and Shanghai and Beijing on the Chinese mainland. Most recently he served as Senior Course Adviser at the Foreign Service Institute in Arlington, Virginia. He has also served three tours in Thailand. In Washington, Mr. Griffiths has served in the Bureau of Economic Affairs and as Deputy Director for Mainland Southeast Asia in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs. Outside the Department of State, he worked in the Asia Policy Office of the Office of the Secretary of Defense and served a year in the U.S. Senate in the office of Harry Reid of Nevada, Mr. Griffiths’ home state senator, as part of the State Department’s Pearson Program. He holds a bachelors degree in Asian studies from Brigham Young University and a masters degree in public policy from Harvard University. Mr. Griffiths speaks Thai and Chinese, and is married with three grown children.