Michael Heath was appointed U.S. Consul General in Chiang Mai, Thailand in September, 2013. He most recently served in the Economic Section of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China, covering bilateral economic and other issues as part of the U.S.-China Strategic & Economic Dialogue. During a previous assignment at the U.S. Embassy in Bangkok, he worked in Chiang Mai for a two-week period, and monitored U.S. government assistance to organizations fighting human trafficking. He had prior tours in the diplomatic service in Tanzania and Guyana, as well as at the U.S. State Department in Washington D.C. Mr. Heath is originally from California, and received his bachelors degree from Stanford University in 1986, majoring in International Relations. He also studied Studio Art, receiving the university’s annual undergraduate award for achievement in photography. He and his wife, Michelle, have two children. Together, they enjoy playing and watching various sports, including soccer and tennis, and look forward to exploring Chiang Mai’s art and music scenes.