A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who moved to Rochester, New York at the age of 10, Michael R. Lombardo has been working for the U.S. Government for 33 years, the last 20 of which have been with the Department of State. Previous overseas assignments with the Department of State include Abidjan, Bujumbura, Karachi, Jakarta, Djibouti and most recently as the Regional Security Officer in Dakar. His posting at the U.S. Embassy in Mbabane, Swaziland will be his first assignment as Deputy Chief of Mission. He has received numerous awards throughout his career including two individual Superior Honor Awards for his work in Bujumbura and Karachi.
He is married and has one child at post. Mike and his family enjoy a variety of outdoor activities, while he is an avid scuba diver who also enjoys photography and team sports.
He has a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah.