Ambassador Todd Chapman (ret.) is an international business consultant focused on the financial, technology, and environmental sectors. He serves on the Advisory Boards of several companies in the U.S. and Brazil.
Todd served as a career diplomat for over 30 years. During the Trump and Biden Administrations, he was U.S. Ambassador to Brazil where he advanced a broad economic, security, and environmental agenda at the sixth-largest U.S. Embassy in the world. He was the first U.S. Ambassador to be decorated with the Order of the Southern Cross, Brazil’s highest civilian honor given to foreigners. Previously, Todd served as U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador and Charge d’Affaires in Maputo, Mozambique.
Todd is the recipient of several State Department Meritorious and Superior Honor Awards and is one of only two U.S. Ambassadors ever to receive the Mission Integration Award from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. He was selected for the Presidential Distinguished Service Award in 2021 and recently admitted into the American Academy of Diplomacy in Washington D.C.
Before joining the Foreign Service, Todd worked as a commercial banker in New York and Saudi Arabia, and as a business consultant in Brazil in his hometown of Houston, Texas. He earned a Bachelor’s degree in History from Duke University and a Master of Science in Strategic Intelligence from the National Intelligence University. He and his wife Janetta have two sons and they all reside in Denver, Colorado.