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American Business Group Milan

Speaker for November 2013 Lunch

Patrick R. Wingate

Patrick R. WingatePatrick R. Wingate is the First Secretary and Consul, Consular Affairs at U.S. Consulate General Milan, Italy.

Prior to joining the U.S. Foreign Service, Mr. Wingate worked for the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the Office of Transition Initiatives (OTI) directing post-crisis programs in the Balkans and Western and Central Africa. Mr. Wingate also served as the Senior Democratization Officer for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) in Banja Luka, Bosnia-Herzegovina supporting the post-war stabilization process. Mr. Wingate began his career in 1993 working in U.S. Embassy Moscow’s Consular Section.

After joining the Department of State in 2004, Mr. Wingate served as vice consul in San Salvador, El Salvador and Zagreb, Croatia. Mr. Wingate then served as the consular section chief at U.S. Embassy Tbilisi, Georgia, and then as chief of American Citizen Services at U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq. In June 2013, Mr. Wingate joined U.S. Consulate General Milan as the section chief of Consular Affairs.

Mr. Wingate is a native Texan, and a graduate of Texas A & M University. Mr. Wingate is married to Mr. Rami Shakra, and they have two children.

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