Consul General David Lindwall arrived in Guayaquil in August, 2012, following completion of a tour in Baghdad, Iraq where he served as Counselor for Political-Military Affairs. Mr. Lindwall, who joined the Department of State in 1985, has spent most of his career as a Political Officer in the Western Hemisphere Bureau, serving in United States Embassies in Bogotá, Madrid, Tegucigalpa, Managua, Quito, Asunción, Guatemala and Port-au-Prince. Mr. Lindwall served in the United States Mission to the Organization of American States, representing the U.S. on the OAS Commission on Juridical and Political Affairs. He also served as Director of the Office of Central American Affairs in the State Department’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs in Washington.
In his most recent Latin American postings, Mr. Lindwall served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Guatemala and Port-au-Prince. Mr. Lindwall was in Port-au-Prince at the time of the devastating January 12, 2010 earthquake and supervised the immediate rescue and recovery operations. His work in the immediate aftermath of the earthquake and the reconstruction period that followed earned him the State Department’s Baker-Wilkins Outstanding Deputy Chief of Mission of the Year Award in 2010.
Before entering the Foreign Service with the Department of State, Mr. Lindwall was an employee of the Panama Canal Company / Canal Zone Government, serving from 1975-1976 with the Division of Schools.
Mr. Lindwall is a native of California and a graduate of the University of Texas at Arlington.