Erik Holmgren is the Economic Counselor at U.S. Embassy Athens. Erik serves as the Ambassador’s principal advisor on economic issues and manages a team of seven U.S. staff and two locally employed staff. Prior to arriving in Greece in July 2021, Erik served as the Energy, Environment, Science, and Technology Counselor in Mexico City. Erik has served as Deputy Political Counselor Moscow, Political and Economic Chief Podgorica, as NATO Desk officer in the State Department as well as tours in Kyiv and Lima. Erik has a J.D. from George Washington University and a B.S./B.A. from University of Wisconsin-Platteville in civil engineering and Spanish. Erik is originally from Madison Wisconsin. He is married with three children.