Walter Braunohler began his duties as Consul General in Kraków, Poland on August 13, 2015. A Foreign Service officer whose diplomatic career began in 2002, Mr. Braunohler has served in Thailand, Iraq, Australia, Sudan, and in Washington, D.C. He speaks Polish and Thai.
Mr. Braunohler grew up in western Michigan. He earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Before joining the U.S. Department of State, he worked for the U.S. Government Accountability Office. His wife is a writer and former U.S. diplomat. Together they have a son and two daughters.