Officially In: Pamela Slutz to Bujumbura

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On June 11, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Pamela J. H. Slutz to be Ambassador to the Republic of Burundi. Official bio from the WH below:

Ms. Pamela Slutz, a career Foreign Service Officer, has served as Deputy Ambassador at the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya since October 2006. Ms. Slutz joined the U.S. Department of State in 1981 and was tenured and commissioned as a Foreign Service Officer in 1984.

Her previous overseas assignments include: Kinshasa, Zaire (1982-84); Jakarta, Indonesia (1984-87 and 1999-2001); Shanghai, China (1991-94); and the American Institute in Taiwan (2001-03). She was the U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia from 2003-2006. Her domestic assignments (in Washington) in the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs include: the Office of Korea Affairs (1981-82); the Office of China and Mongolia Affairs (1995-97); and the Office of East Asian and Pacific Regional Security and Policy Planning (1997-99). She also served as a member of the U.S. Delegation to the Nuclear and Space Talks with the USSR (in Geneva, 1987-89).

Ms. Slutz holds a B.A. from Hollins University and an M.A. from the University of Hawaii.

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If confirmed, she would succeed Ambassador Patricia Moller, a career diplomat who was tapped recently to be the next ambassador to the Republic of Guinea.

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