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Philip Reeker

Chair, Global Europe Program


    February 14, 2023 — September 30, 2024

    Professional affiliation

    Albright Stonebridge Group, Department of State (ret.)

    Full Biography

    Ambassador (ret.) Philip T. Reeker is the Chair of the Wilson Center's Global Europe Program and Partner and Lead of the Europe & Eurasia practice at Albright Stonebridge Group.

    Before joining the Wilson Center, Ambassador Reeker served as Chargé d'Affaires at the U.S. Embassy in the United Kingdom (2021-22), and was Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia (2019-21). Before retiring from the Foreign Service he was the Secretary of State’s Senior Advisor for Caucasus Negotiations. Earlier in Ambassador Reeker’s extensive diplomatic career, he was the U.S. Ambassador to North Macedonia, Civilian Deputy and Policy Advisor to the Commander of U.S. European Command based in Germany, U.S. Consul General in Milan (responsible for northern Italy), and Deputy Chief of Mission in Budapest, Hungary. In Washington, he also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Central Europe, the Balkans, and Holocaust Issues; as Director of Press Relations; and as Deputy Spokesperson of the State Department. 

    Ambassador Reeker received numerous awards during his distinguished career, including the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joint Distinguished Civilian Service Award) and the American Citizens Abroad Thomas Jefferson Award. He was also named a Commander of the Order of Merit of the Italian Republic.  

    Ambassador Reeker earned his B.A. from Yale University and a Master of International Management/MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University. He is proficient in Italian, Hungarian, Macedonian, and German.  

    He is based in Washington, D.C. 

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    March 2012