Robert A. Wood
A. Wood is the Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Mission to the International Organizations in Vienna, Austria.
From July 2008 to January 2010, Mr. Wood was the State Department's Deputy Spokesman and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs. He also served during the first six months of the Obama Administration as Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and Acting State Department Spokesman. Mr. Wood has been a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. Department of State and the former U.S. Information Agency since 1988. From 2004-2008, he served as the Press Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Berlin, Germany. Prior to his assignment to Berlin, he was Deputy Spokesman at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York (2001-2004).
In Washington, Mr. Wood has worked as a public affairs advisor for the Bureau of African Affairs, as a special assistant to the Undersecretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs, and in several positions dealing with the Balkans.
Mr. Wood has also served in public affairs positions in Mexico City, Mexico; Lagos, Nigeria; Islamabad, Pakistan; and Pretoria, South Africa. His foreign languages are German, Spanish and French.He is married to Gita Gouri-Wood. They have one son, Jonathan.