Anne Callaghan, the United States' Consul General based in Vancouver since Aug. 2011, will be visiting the Royal City on Aug. 13.
Mayor Wayne Wright confirmed with The Record that Callaghan will be visiting his office for a meeting on Monday afternoon.
"I think it will be a fairly light visit," said Wright. "I've extended the invitation to consul generals based in Vancouver and I was a bit surprised when the (U.S.) office called last week and said they were looking to visit."
Wright said Callaghan's visit will be more informational than anything else and he's looking forward to showing off the city to her.
"We have an open door to consul generals and whatever she would like to see, we'll try and accommodate her," said Wright.
Callaghan's timing couldn't be more perfect, as Aug. 13 is also the day that Los Angeles Kings goalie coach Bill Ranford is bringing the Stanley Cup to New Westminster.
"I'll talk to Bill and see if we can get her some time with the Cup," said Wright.
Callaghan is a career senior foreign service officer with the U.S. State Department. Before her assignment as Consul General in Vancouver, she was posted in southeastern Iraq, overseeing the Maysan Provincial Reconstruction Team in its last year of operation.
Callaghan has also served as Minister Counselor for Public Affairs in Rome where she directed public diplomacy for the U.S. Embassy and three Consulates General between 2006 and 2009; and as Counselor for Public Affairs in Bogota, Colombia from 2004 to 2006.
She also served in Washington, D.C. in the senior assignments division of the Bureau of Human Resources between 2009 and 2010.
Callaghan joined the foreign service in 1984. After a rotational tour in Mexico City, she opened the first public affairs office in Tijuana, working there from 1986 to 1990, where she was responsible for public diplomacy for the six U.S.-Mexico border consulates.
She then served two tours in East Asia as public affairs officer in Perth from 1990 to 1992 and as an assistant press attache and deputy cultural attache in Tokyo from 1992 to 1997.
Following a year of graduate study at the National War College, Callaghan worked in Washington in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs as the public diplomacy desk officer for Canada, Mexico, and Cuba from 1998 to 2000. In 2000, Callaghan moved to Rome as cultural attache, working there from 2000 to 2004.
Prior to entering the foreign service, Callaghan worked at the Center for Research in International Studies at Stanford University in California.
A native of New Jersey, she received her undergraduate degree in East Asian studies from Colby College and graduate degrees from the University of Michigan School of Library and Information Science and the National War College.