Brian K. Wingate
Foreign Service Officer and Consular Chief in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
I am an international affairs professional with 15 years of overseas experience working in government and non-profits.
I currently serve as the Chief of the Consular Section at the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Here, I am responsible for a team delivering the whole range of U.S consular services.
My professional focus blends a multi-disciplinary skill set that includes: U.S. citizenship and immigration law, emergency preparedness and operations, public policy analysis, public outreach and information, as well as managing large high-performing teams under pressure.
Between 2016 and 2018, my multimedia public outreach campaign on U.S. immigration procedures tripled Facebook impressions and interactions for U.S. Consulate General Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. My team’s social media content had, on average, 250,000 interactions every week and continues to be used on U.S. Government social media in Mexico today.
I am also a subject matter expert on U.S. nonimmigrant investor visas (E2 visas) and am the author of an award-winning training program for U.S. consular officers on how to identify and combat trade-based money laundering (TBML.) My team processed over 5,000 E2 visa cases annually facilitating millions of dollars of foreign direct investment.
My work in the areas of emergency management and disaster preparedness overseas has been featured in State Magazine and as a guest speaker at the Consular Corps of Croatia.
In 2018-19 I served as a Civilian Observer (peacekeeper) with the Multinational Force and Observers, the international organization tasked with monitoring the implementation of and facilitating dialogue under the auspices of the 1979 Egypt-Israel Treaty of Peace.
In my free time, I enjoy amateur radio.
If you have a project, an article, or blog post you think I can contribute to, please get in touch.