Mary Avery assumed the duties of U.S. Consul General in Naples, Italy on September 16, 2019. She is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Counselor.
Most recently, Ms. Avery served as the acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Global Information Services in the Bureau of Administration. From 2016 to 2017, she was the State Department’s Senior Advisor to the Air University, the U.S. Air Force’s center for professional military education. She has also served in the Office of Children’s Issues and the Bureau of Legislative Affairs. Her previous postings also include the Republic of Korea, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Mexico, and Singapore.
Ms. Avery is a resident of Florida and holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a master’s degree from the National War College. She is married to career U.S. Commercial Service officer Todd Avery and they have a son and a daughter.