Ag. Deputy Chief of Mission Dexter Payne

Head shot of Ag. DCM Dexter Payne


Dexter Payne is the acting deputy chief of mission of the U.S. Embassy to Trinidad and Tobago, and, on a permanent basis, serves as the chief of the political and economic section.

His prior Foreign Service postings include serving as deputy economic chief and energy officer in Azerbaijan, as a political officer in Kyrgyzstan, a consular officer in Tijuana, Mexico, and desk officer for the Pacific Islands in the State Department.

Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he worked in the State Department’s bureau for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, and for the U.S. Treasury Department.  He completed a doctorate in political science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.

He is married, and has three children.