The U.S. Embassy in Helsinki protects and promotes American interests and develops relations with Finland through contacts with Finnish government, business, labor, agriculture, media, and education leaders.
Led by the United States Ambassador, the embassy team explains and advocates the position of the United States Government on bilateral and multi-lateral political, economic, social, and scientific issues.
Location & Information
Itäinen Puistotie 14 B
- Management Affairs: Todd Bate-Poxon
- Agricultural Affairs: Steve Huete (in the Hague)
- Commercial Section: Terri Tyminski
- Consular Section: Robert Ehrmann
- Defense Attaché Office: Colonel John A. Kent
- General Services Office: William Adkins
- Office of Defense Cooperation: Major Mike Morris
- Political-Economic Affairs Section: Y. Dew Tiantawach
- Public Diplomacy Section: Susan Bridenstine
- Regional Security Office: Nathan Hebert
Small Grants Program
U.S. Embassy Finland supports a variety of projects through its Small Grants Program, which is designed to support eligible organizations and individuals in the implementation of programs advancing U.S.-Finnish relations. The application period for the Small Grants Program 2023 is now live. See details on our Small Grants Program page.
Embassy Outreach Program
Traveling to the United States is the best way to get to know the United States. The second best is by conversing with Americans living in Finland.
The U.S. Embassy Outreach Program can offer your group or school the chance to hear from American diplomats first-hand on the topics of interest to you. See details on our Embassy Outreach Program page.
Art in Embassies
For over five decades, Art in Embassies (AIE) has played a leading role in U.S. public diplomacy through a focused mission of vital cross-cultural dialogue and understanding through the visual arts and dynamic artist exchange. The Museum of Modern Art first envisioned this global visual arts program in 1953, and President John F. Kennedy formalized it at the U.S. Department of State in 1963. Today, Art in Embassies is an official visual arts office within the U.S. Department of State, engaging over 20,000 participants globally, including artists, museums, galleries, universities, and private collectors. It encompasses over 200 venues in 189 countries. Professional curators and registrars create and ship about 60 exhibitions per year, and since 2000, over 70 permanent collections have been installed in the Department’s diplomatic facilities throughout the world.
Art in Embassies fosters U.S. relations within local communities worldwide – in the last decade, more than 100 artists have traveled to countries participating in AIE’s exchange programs and collaborated with local artists to produce works now on display in embassies and consulates. Going forward, AIE will continue to engage, educate, and inspire global audiences, showing how art can transcend national borders and build connections among peoples. Detailed information about the program is available at the U.S. Department of State Art in Embassies website.