Officially In: Joseph A. Mussomeli to Ljubljana

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On July 20, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Joseph A. Mussomeli to be Ambassador to the Republic of Slovenia. The WH released the following brief bio:

Joseph Adamo Mussomeli was most recently the Assistant Chief of Mission in Kabul, Afghanistan.  Prior to this assignment, Mr. Mussomeli served as the Director of Entry Level Career Development and Assignments in Human Resources.  Before joining Human Resources, Mr. Mussomeli was the U.S. Ambassador to Cambodia.  Mr. Mussomeli entered the Foreign Service in September 1980 and began his career serving in Cairo as a General Service Officer.  Following Cairo, Mr. Mussomeli served in the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Morocco, and Panama.

Mr. Mussomeli received a B.A. in Political Science from Trenton State College and a J.D. from Rutgers Law School.

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Officially In: Christopher J. McMullen to Luanda

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On July 20, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Christopher J. McMullen to be Ambassador to the Republic of Angola. The WH released the following brief bio: 

Christopher J. McMullen is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor.  He currently serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs.  Previously, Mr. McMullen served as Consul General in Sao Paulo, Brazil and as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Panama.  In addition to several Washington assignments, he has served in Nicaragua, Malaysia, El Salvador, Tanzania, and Colombia. 

Mr. McMullen earned a Ph.D. in history from Georgetown University, and is a Distinguished Graduate of the National War College.

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Officially In: Wanda L. Nesbitt to Windhoek

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On July 20, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Wanda L. Nesbitt to be Ambassador to the Republic of Namibia.  The WH released the following brief bio:

Wanda Nesbitt is a career member of the Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor.  She has served since 2007 as Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire. She has previously served as Ambassador to Madagascar.  Ms. Nesbitt was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs from 2005-2007 and served as a Consular Officer overseas in Haiti, France, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.  Ms. Nesbitt’s Africa experience includes tours as Deputy Chief of Mission in Rwanda and Tanzania.  In Washington, she has served in the Executive Secretariat, the Bureau of Legislative Affairs, and the Bureau of Human Resources. 

Ms. Nesbitt received a B.A. with honors from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s in National Security Strategy from the National Defense University.

 
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Officially In: Karen Stewart to Vientiane

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On July 20, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Karen Brevard Stewart to be Ambassador to the Lao People’s Democratic Republic.  The WH released the following brief bio:

Karen Brevard Stewart is a career member of the Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor.  She has served since January 2010 as Special Advisor to the Director General of the Foreign Service.  Prior to that, Ms. Stewart was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary and Acting Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor.  She has also served as Ambassador to Belarus.  Other overseas postings were in Thailand, Sri Lanka, Pakistan, and Laos, where she was Deputy Chief of Mission.  In Washington, she has served in the Bureaus of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs; Economics and Business; Near East; and Europe and Eurasia.

Ms. Stewart graduated with a B.A. in Astronomy and Economics from Wellesley College and received an M.S. from the National War College.


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Officially In: Mark M. Boulware to N’Djamena

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On July 20, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Mark M. Boulware to be Ambassador to the Republic of Chad. The WH released the following brief bio:

Mark M. Boulware is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor. He currently serves as Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania.  Before that he served as Faculty Advisor at the National War College in Washington, D.C. and as Diplomat in Residence at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. Previous overseas postings include U.S. Consul General in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassies in El Salvador and Cameroon. Mr. Boulware has also served in Mali, Botswana, The Gambia, Burkina Faso, Venezuela and Indonesia. In Washington, D.C., he was detailed to the U.S. House of Representatives as a Pearson Fellow.

Before joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Boulware served tours of duty in Germany and Nevada as a commissioned officer in the United States Army. He holds a B.A. and an M.A. from Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, Texas, and is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

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Officially In: Donald K. Steinberg and Nancy E. Lindborg to USAID

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This week, President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to USAID. The WH released the brief bios republished below:

Donald K. Steinberg, Nominee for Deputy Administrator

Donald K. Steinberg is currently Deputy President for Policy at the International Crisis Group.  During three decades of U.S. diplomatic service, Mr. Steinberg served as Ambassador to Angola, Director of the State Department and USAID’s Joint Policy Council, Special Representative of the President for Humanitarian Demining, Special Haiti Coordinator, Deputy White House Press Secretary, and Special Assistant for African Affairs to President Clinton on the National Security Council.  Other diplomatic postings included South Africa during the transition from apartheid to non-racial democracy, Brazil, Malaysia, Central African Republic and Mauritius.  He also served as senior policy adviser to then-House Majority Leader Richard Gephardt.  Mr. Steinberg is a member of the U.N. Civil Society Advisory Group on Women, Peace and Security, he is a board member of the Women’s Refugee Commission, and he previously served on the advisory panel to the executive director of the U.N. Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM). 

He holds a B.A. from Reed College in economics, an M.A. from the University of Toronto in political economy, and an M.S. from Columbia University in journalism.

Nancy E. Lindborg, Nominee for Assistant Administrator, Democracy Conflict and Humanitarian Affairs Bureau

Nancy E. Lindborg currently serves as President of Mercy Corps, a global relief and development non-profit organization. Ms. Lindborg also serves as co-president of the board of directors for the U.S. Global Leadership Campaign. Ms. Lindborg formerly served, from 2000-2004, as chair of the Sphere Project Management Committee, an international initiative to improve the effectiveness and accountability of non-governmental organizations.

Ms. Lindborg holds a B.A and M.A. in English literature from Stanford University and an M.P.A. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

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