A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, John Creamer arrived in Mexico July 16, 2018. Previously, he served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Cuba, Mexico, Central America, and Western Hemisphere Regional Economic Policy and Summit issues.
Mr. Creamer is a career Foreign Service Officer with over 30 years of experience. His overseas tours include service in Nicaragua, South Africa, Haiti, Argentina, Colombia, Brazil, and Bolivia. Mr. Creamer has also served in Washington, DC, as Senior Desk Officer for Brazil, South Africa, and Colombia, Deputy Director of the Office of Andean Affairs, and Executive Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs. Mr. Creamer served as Civilian Deputy to the Commander and Foreign Policy Advisor, U.S. Southern Command, Miami, FL.
Mr. Creamer has been awarded the State Department’s Superior Honor Award four times as well as numerous Group awards.
Before joining the Department of State in 1986, Mr. Creamer received a Bachelor’s degree in Government from Georgetown University, as well as a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center. He also holds a Masters in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University. In 1985, Mr. Creamer received a Fulbright Scholarship to Malaysia. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese.