Biography of Consul General Rena Bitter
Rena Bitter is a career Senior Foreign Service Officer and with nearly twenty years in the Foreign Service, Ms. Bitter has served in Europe, the Middle East, Latin America and Washington DC. She most recently served under Secretary Clinton as Director of the State Department’s Operations Center, the Department’s 24/7 Briefing and Crisis Management Center.
Prior to her work in the Operations Center, Ms. Bitter served as Consular Section Chief in Amman Jordan and Nonimmigrant Visa Chief in London. She was a Special Assistant to Secretary of State Colin Powell from 2001-2002 and on Madeleine Albright’s Secretariat Staff from 1999-2000. She has also served at Embassies Bogota and Mexico City.
Ms. Bitter is a native of Dallas, Texas and attended Northwestern University. She speaks Vietnamese, Spanish and limited Arabic.