Confirmed: Meet the New Ambassadors Going to 27 US Embassies Soon

On August 5, the U.S. Senate confirmed the following executive nominations for the State Department:

PN1220 *     NIGER
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.

PN1668 *      PERU
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.

PN1669 *     ICELAND
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.

PN1762 *      COTE D’IVORIE
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.

PN1763 *      YEMEN
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.

PN1764 *      COLOMBIA
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.

PN1798 *      PALAU
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.

PN1806 *       BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA
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.

PN1807 *       REPUBLIC OF CONGO
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.

PN1826 *      ZAMBIA
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.

PN1829 *      BURKINA FASO
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.

PN1830 *      GABON and SAO TOME AND PRINCIPE
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.

PN1846 *      LEBANON
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.

PN1847 *     GREECE
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.

PN1853 *      DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
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.

PN1864 *      CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC
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.

PN1866 *      TIMOR-LISTE
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.

PN1872 *      SERRA LEONE
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.

PN1875 *     CAMEROON
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.

PN1876 *      IRAQ
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.

PN1877 *      CHILE
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.

PN1902 *     INDONESIA
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.

PN1903 *      NIGERIA
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.

PN1945 *      JAMAICA
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.

PN1946 *      LESOTHO
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.

PN1947 *      MALAYSIA
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.

PN1948 *      PANAMA
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.

CONFIRMATIONS — (Senate – August 05, 2010)

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The following nominations are pending in the Senate as of August 5 and are currently listed in the Senate’s Executive Calendar for September 13, 2010:

DEPARTMENT OF STATE
  • Raul Yzaguirre, nominee for the Dominican Republic
  • Robert Stephen Ford, nominee for the Syrian Arab Republic
  • Mari Carmen Aponte, nominee for the Republic of El Salvador
  • Francis Joseph Ricciardone, Jr., nominee for the Republic of Turkey

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
  • Mark Feierstein, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator of USAID
  • Nisha Desai Biswal, of the District of Columbia, to be an Assistant Administrator of USAID
ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK: Robert M. Orr, of Florida

BROADCASTING BOARD OF GOVERNORS: Richard M. Lobo, of Florida

OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION: Mimi E. Alemayehou, of the District of Columbia


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