Haynes Mahoney, Advisor to the President of the American University Cairo for Cultural Outreach and Campus Animation, has served most of his career in the Arab world. His first posting was in Amman, Jordan, from November 1981 to June 1982. Haynes continued in the region, serving in Syria, Yemen and Egypt in various public diplomacy and cultural positions, with additional assignments in Washington D.C., Istanbul, Lahore, and Bonn.

He was Public Affairs Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo from 2005 until 2011.

Haynes retired from the U.S. State Department in 2014 and worked as a consultant on diplomacy and media relations in Beirut and Jeddah until he accepted his current assignment with the American University Cairo in March 2018. Haynes is currently implementing a program to engage the community in the arts and culture on AUC’s New Campus.