The most recent assignment for Ms Koenig, who joined the US Department of State in 1993, was as the cultural attach at the US Embassy in Moscow.
She oversaw one of the US Governments largest public diplomacy programmes overseas, which included academic and professional exchanges, grants programmes, English language activities, and film and speaker programmes.
Plus chapters written by the US State Department and Mr. Higginbotham, in and from 1812 to John Quincy Adams who, after he left the Presidency, became US Secretary of State.
The US Consulate in Bermuda received a 2009 facelift with its interior walls now adorned with an exhibit showcasing the 400-year friendship between Bermuda and the United States, the oldest partnership in the New World.
It is believed that President Trump, in his avowed policy of "America First" will seek at the earliest possible date in 2017 to have this benefit for Antigua and Barbuda; Aruba; Bahamas, Bermuda; Costa Rica; Dominica; Dominican Republic; Grenada; Guyana; Honduras; Jamaica; Netherlands Antilles; Panama; Trinidad and Tobago removed.
As Bermuda's nearest geographical neighbor, source of nearly 90% of all Bermuda's tourists and visitors, the great majority of all business clients and 100% of all conventioneers who can come to Bermuda at US taxpayers' expense and place where 70% of all Bermudians go to complete their college/university undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate education, the USA has There is no parking for cars or bikes except for employees.
The USA is the only country in the world that has such overseas tax requirements.
Now, thanks to a new agreement between Bermuda and the US signed in April 2008, passengers and crew aboard private aircraft will also be pre-cleared in Bermuda.Americans who live and work or are unemployed in Bermuda, Bermudians and other Bermuda residents with any financial interests in the USA such as owning any US stocks or shares, real estate or other relevant interests are all required by US laws to complete the USA's Internal Revenue Service tax returns and reports.The USA has the world's most complex web of national, state and local taxes and some staggering Federal corporation taxes, highest in the world in Federal taxes and consequent reduction of profits, anti-trust bureaucracy and more.Ms Koenig is joined in Bermuda by her husband, Robert, a writer and journalist.The Koenigs are from St Louis, Missouri, and have four adult children and one grandchild.