Ambassador David Bruce Wharton
U.S. Ambassador to Zimbabwe
Ambassador David Bruce Wharton presented his credentials as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Zimbabwe on November 15, 2012.
Until his nomination by President Obama in May 2012, Ambassador Wharton, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Diplomacy in the Bureau of African Affairs at the Department of State.
Prior to that, he worked in the Bureau of African Affairs as Director of the Office of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, following a two-year assignment as Deputy Coordinator of the Department of State’s Bureau of International Information Programs. From 2006-07, he served in the Department’s Bureau of Human Resources and from 2003-06, he was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala.
Ambassador Wharton’s diplomatic career includes other overseas assignments in Argentina, Chile, Bolivia, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. He received a B.A. from the University of Texas in Austin.