Rebecca Armand is a career Foreign Officer with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s United States Commercial Service. Her current assignment is to the U.S. Embassy in Lagos, Nigeria beginning in August 2010, where she is responsible for managing U.S. Department of Commerce trade and business development programs in Nigeria and Ghana. In her role she is the chief advisor to the U.S. Ambassador on commercial matters between the United States and Nigeria, and develops and implements policy to improve the bilateral commercial relationship.
Her prior assignments have included Brasilia, Brazil (2007-10), Senior Advisor in Washington, DC (2004-07), Lima, Perú (2001-2004), Nairobi, Kenya (1999-2001) and Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (1996-99). She also served simultaneously in the San Diego U.S. Export Assistance Center and the U.S. Consulate in Tijuana, Mexico from 1994-96, and from 1993-94 in the International Trade Administration’s Market Access and Compliance Office.
Rebecca holds a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from the University of Central Florida and a BSBA in Finance from the University of Florida. Ms. Armand speaks Spanish and Portuguese, and is married to Fredrick Armand, Jr., a career State Department Foreign Service Officer and a talented pianist and recording artist, and they have two children, Alec and Avery.