Katie Stana assumed the position of Consul General at the United States Consulate General in Barcelona (Spain) on January 5, 2022. She most recently served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Global Talent Management, with responsibility for the Department’s Locally Engaged Staff and Eligible Family Member employment issues, family member support, casualty assistance efforts, and the Department’s grievance framework.
Prior to this assignment, she was Chief of Staff to the Director General of the Foreign Service, supporting the Director General to impart executive leadership and oversight to the Department’s 76,000 employees. In Washington, Katie has served as a Line Officer, a Senior Watch Officer, Deputy Director of the Line, Director of the Line, and as an assessor on the Board of Examiners. She also did a Pearson Foreign Policy Fellowship in the office of Senator Chris Murphy.
Overseas, Katie served as International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Director at Embassy Islamabad, as Supervisory General Services Officer at Embassy Rome, as a Consular/Economic Rotational Officer at Embassy Ankara, and as General Services Officer at Embassy Montevideo. Katie is a 2016 graduate of the National War College at Ft. Lesley J. McNair and a 2002 graduate of the University of Virginia. She is a native of the Washington, DC area.