SFRC Clears Various State Dept Nominees including Ambassador Ford for Syria

Various nominees for the State Department, Peace Corps, OPIC, IJC, and the BBG cleared the SFRC on Apr 13, 2010.  Reported by Mr. Kerry of the Committee on Foreign Relations without printed report. The nominations now go to the Senate for a full vote.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Bisa Williams, of New Jersey, a Career
Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class
of Counselor, to be Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the
United States of America to the Republic of
Niger.

Raul Yzaguirre, of Maryland, to be
Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of the United States of
America to the Dominican Republic.

Theodore Sedgwick, of Virginia, to be
Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of the United States of
America to the Slovak Republic.

Robert Stephen Ford, of Maryland, a Career
Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class
of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the
United States of America to the Syrian Arab
Republic.


PEACE CORPS

Carolyn Hessler Radelet, of the District of
Columbia, to be Deputy Director of the Peace
Corps, vice Josephine K. Olsen, resigned.


OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION

Elizabeth L. Littlefield, of the District of
Columbia, to be President of the Overseas
Private Investment Corporation, vice Robert
A. Mosbacher, resigned.

INTERNATIONAL JOINT COMMISSION, UNITED STATES AND CANADA

Lana Pollack, of Michigan, to be a
Commissioner on the part of the United
States on the International Joint
Commission, United States and Canada, vice
Allen I. Olson.

BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS

Victor H. Ashe, of Tennessee, to be a Member
of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a
term expiring August 13, 2010, vice James K.
Glassman, resigned.

Walter Isaacson, of Louisiana, to be a Member
of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a
term expiring August 13, 2012, vice Steven J.
Simmons, term expired.

Walter Isaacson, of Louisiana, to be Chairman
of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, vice
James K. Glassman, resigned.

Michael Lynton, of California, to be a Member
of the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a
term expiring August 13, 2012, vice Mark
McKinnon, term expired.

Susan McCue, of Virginia, to be a Member of
the Broadcasting Board of Governors for a
term expiring August 13, 2011, vice Joaquin
F. Blaya, term expired.

Dennis Mulhaupt, of California, to be a
Member of the Broadcasting Board of
Governors for a term expiring August 13,
2011, vice Blanquita Walsh Cullum, term
expired.

S. Enders Wimbush, of Virginia, to be a
Member of the Broadcasting Board of
Governors for a term expiring August 13,
2010, vice Norman J. Pattiz, term expired.


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