Lisa K. Heller assumed the role of Consul General of the Consulate General of the United States of America in Guangzhou, China on August 31, 2021. She is a career member of the U.S. Senior Foreign Service and brings more than 35 years of experience working on U.S.-China relations.
In addition to serving as the Minister-Counselor of Public Affairs at the U.S. embassies in Beijing and Islamabad, Ms. Heller’s other postings include the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Republic of Korea; the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine; and the U.S. Consulate General in Shenyang, China. In Washington, she has been the Director of the Office of Public Diplomacy in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, as well as the Deputy Director of the Office of Africa and Europe in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.
Ms. Heller has a B.A. from Princeton University and an M.P.A. from the University of Minnesota. Together with her diplomat spouse James Heller, she has two adult children.