Officially In: Ambassador Patricia Moller to Conakry

Map from CIA World Factbook

On June 4th, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Ambassador Patricia N. Moller to be Ambassador to the Republic of Guinea. Official bio released by the WH below:

Ambassador Patricia Moller, a member of the Foreign Service since 1987, has served as U.S. Ambassador to Burundi since 2006. In the course of her career Ambassador Moller has served in five other overseas locations including in Munich, Germany, Chennai, India, Belgrade, Serbia, Yerevan, Armenia, and Tbilisi, Georgia. From 1991 – 1996 in Washington DC, she served first as a Watch Officer, then as Staff Aid to the Assistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research, and later as Vietnam Desk Officer bilateral negotiations to reestablish diplomatic ties between the two countries. From 1996 to 1999, she was assigned to Belgrade, Serbia, departing when NATO bombing of the country began. From 2000 to 2002, she served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Yerevan, Armenia and from 2002 to 2005 as Deputy Chief of Mission in Tbilisi, Georgia.

Ambassador Moller has three times received the Department’s Superior Honor Award and three times been granted a Senior Foreign Service Performance Award. Ambassador Moller has a BA from the University of Tampa.

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Ambassador Moller is currently the US Ambassador to Burundi. She is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor. She would succeed Philip Carter, III , a career diplomat who was appointed US Ambassador from 2007 -2008. The US Embassy in Conakry is currently headed by retired member of the Senior Foreign Service, Elizabeth Raspolic as Chargé d’Affaires, a.i., to the Republic of Guinea.

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