SFRC Clears Ambassadorial Nominees to 28 Posts, Also Clears USAID, BBG, ADB, OPIC Nominees

On August 3, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee cleared the executive nominations of the following State Department nominees. The Committee also cleared nominees for USAID, BBG, ADB and OPIC. The nominations now go to the full Senate for a vote.

* 1025 1668 Rose M. Likins, of Virginia,
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 Republic of Peru.

* 1026 1669 Luis E. Arreaga-Rodas, of Virginia,
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 Republic of Iceland.

* 1027 1762 Phillip Carter III, of Virginia,
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 Republic of Cote d’Ivoire.

* 1028 1763 Gerald M. Feierstein, of Pennsylvania,
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 Republic of Yemen.

* 1029 1764 Peter Michael McKinley, of Virginia,
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 Republic of Colombia.

* 1030 1798 Helen Patricia Reed-Rowe,
of Maryland,
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 Palau.

* 1031 1806 Patrick S. Moon,
of Virginia,
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 Bosnia and Herzegovina.

* 1032 1807 Christopher W. Murray,
of New York,
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 Republic of the Congo.

* 1033 1826 Mark Charles Storella, of Maryland,
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 Zambia.

* 1034 1829 J. Thomas Dougherty, of Wyoming,
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 Burkina Faso.

* 1035 1830 Eric D. Benjaminson, of Oregon,
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 Gabonese Republic, and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe.

* 1036 1846 Maura Connelly, of New Jersey,
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 Republic of Lebanon.

* 1037 1847 Daniel Bennett Smith,
of Virginia,
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 Greece.

* 1038 1853 James Frederick Entwistle, of Virginia,
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 Democratic Republic of the Congo.

* 1039 1864 Laurence D. Wohlers, of Washington,
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 Central African Republic.

* 1040 1866 Judith R. Fergin, of Washington,
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 Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste.

* 1041 1872 Michael S. Owen
, of Virginia,
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 Sierra Leone.

* 1042 1875 Robert Porter Jackson, of Virginia,
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 Republic of Cameroon

* 1043 1876 James Franklin Jeffrey
, of Virginia,
a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Iraq.

* 1044 1877 Alejandro Daniel Wolff, of California,
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 Republic of Chile.

* 1045 1902 Scot Alan Marciel, of California,
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 Republic of Indonesia.

* 1046 1903 Terence Patrick McCulley, of Oregon,
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 Federal Republic of Nigeria.

* 1047 1945 Pamela E. Bridgewater Awkard, of Virginia,
a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Jamaica.

* 1048 1946 Michele Thoren Bond
, of the District of Columbia,
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 Kingdom of Lesotho.

* 1049 1947 Paul W. Jones,
of New York,
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 Malaysia.

* 1050 1948 Phyllis Marie Powers, of Virginia,
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 Republic of Panama.

* 1051 1949 Francis Joseph Ricciardone, Jr., of Massachusetts,
a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, to be Ambassador Extraordinary
and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Turkey.

As reported here, the nomination of Matthew J. Bryza to be Ambassador to Azerbaijan did not make it out of Committee and is reportedly not expected to be taken up until after recess.

The following nominations also cleared out of SFRC yesterday:

USAID

Mark Feierstein to be Assistant Administrator (Latin America and the Caribbean) of the United States Agency for International Development

Nisha Desai Biswal to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)

ADB: Robert M. Orr to be U.S. Director of the Asian Development Bank with the rank of Ambassador

BBG: Richard M. Lobo to be Director of the International Broadcasting Bureau, BBG

OPIC: Mimi E. Alemayehou to be Executive Vice President of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Three nominations reported favorably by the SFRC on April 13, 2010 are still waiting for a full Senate vote.

* 809 1220 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.

* 810 1221 Raul Yzaguirre, of Maryland, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Dominican Republic.

* 812 1455 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.

One nomination reported out of the SFRC on April 28, 2010 is also awaiting confirmation.

* 831 1260 Mari Carmen Aponte, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of El Salvador.

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