An American diplomat since 2003, Mr. Lawrence has served in a number of positions in the United States and abroad. His last international post was Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Algiers, where he co-led an interagency team of over 400 people.
Mr. Randolph’s first international mission in the diplomatic cycle was to Egypt in Cairo. During his career, Mr. Randolph also carried out temporary missions to Libya, Syria, Brazil and Mozambique.
Mr. Randolph received a BA in International Studies from Morehouse College, and an MA in Public Affairs Management from Columbia University. He is the recipient of the R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship. Four years after joining the State Department, Mr. Randolph spent a year studying advanced-level Arabic at the American University in Cairo. Mr. Randolph is a native of Boston, Massachusetts. He is married and the father of a little girl. He speaks Arabic, French, German and Spanish.