Officially In: Lewis Lukens to Dakar

senegal mapImage via WikipediaOn March 11, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Lewis Lukens to be Ambassador to the Republic of Senegal and the Republic of Guinea-Bissau. The WH released the following brief bio:

Lewis A. Lukens is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service.  He currently serves as Executive Director of the State Department’s Executive Secretariat.  Prior to this assignment he served as Consul General in Vancouver, BC, from 2005 to 2008, and as Executive Secretary at the US Embassy in Baghdad from 2004 to 2005.  His other overseas assignments include Dublin, Sydney, Abidjan, and Guangzhou.  In Washington, he worked twice previously in the State Department’s Executive Secretariat; as Special Assistant to the Director General of the Foreign Service; and as Senior Director for Administration at the National Security Council in the White House. 

He received his A.B. in History and Masters in Public Policy, both from Princeton University.

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