William Silkworth
Director for Europe, Western Hemisphere and Africa, Bureau of Energy and Natural Resources

William Silkworth is the Director for Europe, the Western Hemisphere, and Africa in the State Department’s Bureau of Energy Resources. 

A career member of the United States Foreign Service with the rank of Counselor, he previously has served overseas in Guatemala, Jordan, Turkmenistan, Russia, Afghanistan, the Czech Republic and, most recently, Iraq. 

At the State Department in Washington, his previous assignments have included positions in the Bureaus of European and Eurasian Affairs, Near Eastern Affairs, and Economic and Business Affairs.