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Trudy Deans appointed Consul General to New York

Published:Saturday | September 24, 2016 | 12:00 AM

Trudy Deans has been appointed as Jamaica's consul general to New York.

Deans will assume duties in early October.

She was the former vice consul and community relations officer at the Jamaican Consulate General in New York from 2010-2012.

Deans holds a Master of Science degree in human resource management and training from the University of Leicester, England, and a Bachelor of Science degree in international relations and public administration from the University of the West Indies.

In announcing Deans' appointment, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade Kamina Johnson Smith said, "Ms Deans' solid foundation in diaspora engagement, together with her academic achievements and strong leadership and managerial skills, augur well for this position which comes with great responsibility."

Prior to her appointment, Deans was employed as an administrator at the International Telecommunications Union, a United Nations Agency headquartered in Geneva, Switzerland. She also contributed to GraceKennedy's legacy as human resource and training manager at Allied Insurance Brokers Limited from 2002-2010.