Ambassador Perry Holloway arrived in Guyana in September after having been confirmed by the US Senate in August. He was sworn in as Ambassador to the Cooperative Republic of Guyana on September 18, 2015 and takes over from former Ambassador Brent Hardt.
Ambassador Holloway, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, most recently served as Political-Military Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan (2013 – July 2014). Known as a talented leader, consensus builder and manager, with broad, high-level policy experience in Latin America and in managing the interagency process, Ambassador Holloway will bring essential skills to the task of furthering bilateral relations with the Government of Guyana, an important U.S. partner in Latin America and within the Organisation of American States.
Ambassador Holloway holds a B.A. in foreign languages from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina, an M.A. in International Business Sciences from the University of South Carolina, and an M.A. in National Resources Strategy from the Industrial College of the Armed Forces in Washington, D.C. He is the recipient of three Senior Foreign Service Performance Awards, eight Superior Honor Awards and two Meritorious Awards from the Department of State.
He speaks fluent Spanish. Ambassador Holloway, and his wife Rosaura, have two children.