The U.S. Mission is overjoyed to reveal the arrival of Will Stevens, the contemporary Consul Overall at the U.S. Consulate Overall in Lagos.Consul Overall Will Stevens arrived in Lagos on Friday, July 29, following consultations in Washington, D.C. Mr Stevens succeeds Claire Pierangelo, who led the U.S. Consulate Overall Lagos from August 2019 to April 2022.As Consul Overall in Lagos, Mr Stevens is the senior U.S. Authorities book to the Nigerian of us for the interval of the 17 states in southern Nigeria. He’s accountable for main and overseeing U.S. authorities activities that enhance commerce and funding relatives and bilateral of us-to-of us ties throughout the build of dwelling.“My household and I look for ahead to getting to grab Nigeria first-hand – exploring the build of dwelling, experiencing the culture, and most importantly, meeting the of us,” Consul Overall Stevens talked about.Consul Overall Stevens has served bigger than nineteen (19) years in the U.S. Department of Inform as a profession International Service Officer with in one more nation ride in South Africa, Russia, Turkmenistan, Israel, and Belarus, as well to ride in Washington at the International Service Institute, the Bureau of Training and Cultural Affairs, and the Bureau of African Affairs. Sooner than arriving in Nigeria, Mr. Stevens served as the Acting Consul Overall in Cape Town, South Africa, the build he directed the U.S. authorities’s engagement in South Africa’s three cape provinces. Below his leadership, US-South Africa’s commerce and funding expanded by 50 percent over two years, and he coordinated the U.S. authorities’s response to COVID-19 in the Cape.In 2014, he obtained the Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Public Diplomacy, the Inform Department’s top award in public diplomacy, for main the U.S. Authorities’s Interagency Job Force on countering Russian propaganda for the interval of the Ukraine disaster.In the Bureau of African Affairs, Mr. Stevens served as Senior Consultant on countering violent extremism and, as the Bureau’s Spokesperson. He directed the public affairs planning and messaging for the 2014 U.S.-Africa Heads of Inform Summit that brought collectively 50 African leaders in Washington for the principle time.Mr Stevens used to be the Director of the International Service Institute’s Public Diplomacy (PD) Coaching Division from 2017-2019, the build he coordinated the practicing of the Inform Department’s total public affairs and public diplomacy corps.His leadership and the team had been known in the Public Diplomacy Council’s annual “Ten Finest” for the “Finest Exercise of Social Media by an Embassy while serving as the Spokesperson for the U.S. Embassy in Moscow between 2014 and 2016.He has additionally served as Chief of Group at the Bureau of Tutorial and Cultural Affairs, chief of public affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Turkmenistan, and in the click and cultural affairs offices at the U.S. Embassy in Tel Aviv.