Earl Anthony Wayne served as an American diplomat from 1975 to 2015. The U.S. Senate confirmed him as a Career Ambassador, the highest rank in the US Foreign Service, in 2010.
He is currently a Public Policy Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and a Senior Non-Resident Advisor at the Center for Security and International Studies and at the Atlantic Council. Wayne is an advisor for HSBC Bank in Mexico and Latin America on countering illicit finance. In addition, Wayne was elected Treasurer of the American Foreign Service Association and of its PAC.
He served as the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico (2011-15), Coordinating Director for Development and Economic Affairs and Deputy U.S. Ambassador in Kabul, Afghanistan (2009-2011), and U.S. Ambassador to Argentina (2006-2009). Wayne worked for three Secretaries of State as Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs (EB) (2000-2006).
Prior to his service with EB, Wayne worked as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European Affairs, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Canada, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels, and Director for Western Europe at the National Security Council. He received a number of Presidential, State Department and other awards during his service, including most recently the 2017 Director General’s Cup for the Foreign Service and the 2015 Cobb Award for Initiative and Success in Trade Development. Wayne has an MPA from the JFK School of Government, Harvard University, an MA from Princeton University, an MA from Stanford University, and a BA from the University of California, Berkeley.