Lynne Platt, a senior Foreign Service Officer, began her duties as U.S. Consul General Vancouver in September 2014.
Within the State Department, she specialized in public affairs, and served as the Embassy Spokesperson at U.S. Embassies in London and Paris, and at the U.S. Mission to NATO. She has also overseen large foreign assistance programs — as head of the Law Enforcement and Narcotics Affairs section at U.S. Embassy Port-au-Prince, and as Deputy Director of the Provincial Reconstruction Team program at U.S. Embassy Baghdad. Her other Foreign Service assignments were in Cairo, Casablanca, and Washington, DC.
Lynne graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Washington and subsequently received a Master’s Degree from there. She is married to C. Judson Hamblett, a fellow Foreign Service Officer, and is stepmother to his three children.