Sections & Offices

Consular Section: Consular Officers manage consular relations between Poland and the United States as well as provide services to U.S. citizens. The U.S. consulates in Warsaw and Krakow manage immigrant and non-immigrant visa services, and emergency as well as routine services for American citizens.

Patrick Walsh
Consul General, Warsaw

U.S. Embassy Consular Section
ul. Piekna 12
00-540 Warsaw
Tel:  +48 22 625 1401

Public Affairs Unit: Public Affairs Officers are the press and cultural affairs specialists.  The Public Affairs Unit manages cultural programs and exchanges and maintains the Embassy’s relationship with the local press.

The Public Affairs Unit is responsible for the U.S. Mission’s public outreach efforts, including educational and cultural exchanges, publications, communication with the press and public media, and support for education, particularly English language instruction and American Studies. The Public Affairs Unit at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw and Consulate General in Kraków maintain six American Corners with local partners in Gdańsk, Lódź, Lublin, RadomWrocław, Katowice and Young Learners Resource Centers in Warsaw, Białystok, Lubartów, Szczecin, and at each American Corner. The Public Affairs Counselor oversees the operations of the Cultural and Press and Public Information Units in Warsaw and the Public Affairs Unit at the Consulate General in Kraków.

Cultural Unit

The Cultural Unit develops and manages an array of exchange programs between various segments of Polish and American society, and administers United States government involvement in cultural and educational activities between Poland and the United States.

The unit promotes mutual understanding and cooperation between Poland and the United States by supporting the free flow of information and a wide range of professional, educational and cultural programs. Key cultural unit programs include: America Presents, Meet America, support for English Teachers, and the flagship speakers program American Experts in Poland.

Press and Public Information Unit

Press and Public Information Unit is the focal point in the Mission for contact with the media and requests for information about the United States.  The Press and Public Information Unit manages and updates the embassy website, arranges press conferences, briefings and interviews and provides texts, transcripts and explanatory articles stating and explaining United States policies. The unit also publishes updated press releases. The unit operates the American Spaces Unit, which provides infromation on American Spaces Program.

Frank J. Finver
Counselor for Public Affairs
U.S. Embassy Warsaw
Al. Ujazdowskie 29/31
00-540 Warsaw
Tel.: +48 22 504 2000
Fax: +48 /22 504 2364
E-mail: Culture & Exchanges

Daniel Hastings
Cultural Attaché
U.S. Embassy Warsaw
Al. Ujazdowskie 29/31
00-540 Warsaw
Tel.: +48 22 504 2000
Fax: +48 22 504 2342
E-mail: Culture & Exchanges

Catherine Hallock
Press Attaché
U.S. Embassy Warsaw
Al. Ujazdowskie 29/31
00-540 Warsaw
Tel.: +48 22 504 2000
Fax: +48 22 504 2313
E-mail: public

Political Section: Political Officers analyze and report on political developments and their potential impact on U.S. interests.

The Political Section is responsible for advising the Ambassador on overall political relations between the United States and the Republic of Poland, seeking to build support in the Polish government and society for U.S. policies and for strong U.S.-Polish relations, and keeping the U.S. Government informed of relevant political and social developments in Poland, and their impact on U.S.-Polish relations.

The Section works to advance U.S. positions and increase bilateral cooperation across a broad range of issues, including political-military relations, human rights, foreign policy and law enforcement coordination.  Members of the section frequently travel throughout Poland to advance close ties and promote mutual understanding.  The Section also works in support of U.S. cooperation with the European Union on issues of global concern.

The Section is headed by the Counselor for Political Affairs.  It includes officers and staff members specializing in Polish foreign relations, domestic affairs, and political-military affairs.

Yuriy Fedkiw
Political Counselor
U.S. Embassy Warsaw
Al. Ujazdowskie 29/31
00-540 Warsaw
Tel: +48 22 504 2000

Economic Section: Economic Officers analyze and report on macro economic trends and trade policies and their implications for U.S. policies and programs and advocate for U.S.-supported economic, financial and trade policies. They also assist U.S. businesses with investment problems, especially those related to taxes, intellectual property rights, and market access.

John Armstrong
Economic Counselor
U.S. Embassy Warsaw
Al. Ujazdowskie 29/31
00-540 Warsaw
Tel.: +48 22 504 2000

The Polish market offers significant opportunities for U.S. exporters. Poland has proven to be a very attractive location for U.S. businesses. We estimate that more than 350 U.S. firms now have offices, factories, subsidiaries or joint ventures operating in Poland.

The U.S. Commercial Service in Warsaw (CS Warsaw) is a part of the global network of the U.S. Department of Commerce. Our office offers a variety of products and services to facilitate U.S. exports. Our staff can help to identify potential business partners, obtain valuable market intelligence, and launch a company into Poland.

Visit our web site for detailed information.

U.S. Commercial Service

Ul. Koszykowa 54
IV floor
00-675 Warszawa
Tel.: +48 22 625 4374
Fax: +48 22 621 6327
E-mail: office.warsaw@trade.gov
Commercial Team by Industry Sector

The Management Section is responsible for managing the day to day operations of the Embassy in Warsaw as well as support services for the U.S. Consulate in Krakow.  The management operations include budget formulation and execution as well as financial services for over 25 million dollars. The general services unit manages leasing, procurement, travel, contracts and shipping and customs.   In addition to providing human resources support for American personnel, management also focuses on employee issues such as salaries, benefits, and training for over 400 locally employed staff.

The information management unit handles all areas of communications, telephones, and communication security programs.   The facilities unit is responsible for the maintenance and occupational health concerns within the Embassy.   Management also has a health unit and Community Liaison office responsible for the health and quality of life for all employees.

Matthew L. Shields
Management Counselor
U.S. Embassy Warsaw
Al. Ujazdowskie 29/31
00-540 Warsaw
Tel: +48/22 504-2000
Fax: +48/22 504-2613

Regional Security Office Special Agents of the State Department’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security are sworn Federal Law Enforcement Officers.  The Regional Security Officer is the principal advisor to the Ambassador on all security and law enforcement matters affecting the U.S. Mission and American and local staff members. The RSO is responsible for the security of Foreign Service personnel, property, and sensitive information throughout the world.  Agents administer and manage U.S. diplomatic mission security programs to include protection of personnel, facilities, and sensitive information against hostile intelligence, criminal, and terrorist activities. Other duties include managing the Marine Security Guard and local guard security programs, manage or implement security-related aspects of new office building construction, and develop and implement counter-terrorist access controls for existing and new buildings.

The Regional Security Office coordinates all activities of U.S. federal, state and local law enforcement agencies thatdo not have permanent offices established at U.S. Embassy Warsaw.

The Regional Security Office leads the Warsaw Chapter of the Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC). As a joint venture with the U.S. private sector, OSAC’s goal is to support the U.S. private sector in developing an effective and cost-efficient security information and communication network that will provide the U.S. private sector with the tools needed to cope with security-related issues in a foreign environment. OSAC’s unique charter and continued success serve as an example of the benefits of mutual cooperation.

The Rewards for Justice program is administered by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Diplomatic Security.  Under this program, the Secretary of State may authorize rewards for information that leads to the arrest or conviction of anyone who plans, commits, or attempts international terrorist acts against U.S. persons or property, that prevents such acts from occurring in the first place, that leads to the location of a key terrorist leader, or that disrupts terrorism financing.

While the law governing the Rewards for Justice program is aimed at terrorism directed against Americans, the United States shares information with other nations whose citizens are at risk. Every government and every citizen has a stake in bringing terrorists to justice and in preventing acts of terrorism.

For further information please contact the Regional Security Office.

Marine Security Guard Detachment

The mission of Marine Security Guards is to provide protection to mission personnel and prevent the compromise of national security information and equipment at designated diplomatic and consular facilities.  Marine Security Guards are prepared to execute plans for the protection of the mission and its personnel as directed by the chief of mission or principal officer through the Regional Security Officer.

Roy Stillman
Regional Security Office
U.S. Embassy Warsaw
Al. Ujazdowskie 29/31
00-540 Warsaw
Tel: +48 22 504 2000
Fax: +48 22 504 2613
Email: warsawrso@state.gov

Agricultural Section: Agricultural Officers promote the export of U.S. agricultural products and report on agricultural production and market developments in their area.

Jonn P. Slette
Agricultural Attaché
U.S. Embassy Warsaw
Al. Ujazdowskie 29/31
00-540 Warsaw
Tel.: +48 22 504 2000
E-mail: AgWarsaw@fas.usda.gov

Piotr Ruciński – Agricultural Specialist
Mira Kobuszyńska – Agricultural Specialist
Jolanta Figurska – Marketing Specialist
Magdalena Osińska – Administrative Assistant

Office of Defense Cooperation: Security Assistance Officers are responsible for foreign military sales and for International Armaments Cooperation.

Col Corban Spraker
Office Chief
Office of Defense Cooperation U.S. Embassy
Al. Ujazdowskie 29/31
00-504, Warsaw
Tel: +48 22 504 2000
Fax: +48 22 625 3478
Email: WarsawODC@state.gov

Defense Attaché Office: Defense Attachés manage bilateral military-to-military relations.

Defense Attaché Office
U.S. Embassy
Al. Ujazdowskie 29/31
00-540, Warsaw
Fax: +48 22 504 2640
Email: usdaowarsaw@state.gov