Kelly Adams-Smith became Chargé d’Affaires at U.S. Embassy Prague on January 20, 2017. In that capacity, she manages the bilateral relationship between the United States and the Czech Republic, oversees all operations of the U.S. Mission, and represents the United States at official events.
Ms. Adams-Smith is a career diplomat in the senior Foreign Service at the Department of State and took up her duties as Embassy Prague’s Deputy Chief of Mission in August 2016.
Before arriving in Prague, Ms. Adams-Smith served as Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in London. From 2011-2013 she served as Deputy Executive Secretary of the White House National Security Council. Her previous diplomatic postings include Bulgaria, Estonia, and Russia and assignments at the Department of State headquarters in Washington, D.C.
A New Jersey native, Ms. Adams-Smith entered the Foreign Service after earning undergraduate and graduate degrees from The American University in Washington, D.C., and Harvard University and serving as a Presidential Management Fellow at the U.S. Department of Commerce. She and her husband Steve, also a Foreign Service Officer, have two children.