Ambassador Matthew H. Tueller assumed his responsibilities as Chief of Mission in Sanaa, Yemen on May 27, 2014 and since the February 2015 closure of the U.S. Embassy has been based in Saudi Arabia, along with his Yemen Affairs Unit (YAU) staff.
Ambassador Tueller, of the State of Utah, is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. His other overseas assignments have included Ambassador to Kuwait, Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy Cairo; Political Minister Counselor at Embassy Baghdad; Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy Kuwait; Political Counselor at Embassy Riyadh; Chief of the U.S. Office in Aden, Yemen; Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy Doha; Political Officer at Embassy London; and Political Officer and Consular Officer at Embassy Amman. His Washington assignments have included Deputy Director in the Office of Northern Gulf Affairs and Egypt Desk Officer.
Ambassador Tueller holds a B.A. from Brigham Young University and a M.P.P. from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. He is married to DeNeece Gurney of Provo, Utah and together they have five children.