Confirmations: Gration, Gavin, Patterson, Tong, Johnson Cook, Torsella and Daulaire

The following civilian Executive Nominations were confirmed by the Senate on April 14:

PN256 *       Kenya
Jonathan Scott Gration, of New Jersey, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Kenya.

PN269 *       Botswana
Michelle D. Gavin, of the District of Columbia, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Botswana.

PN305 *       Turkmenistan
Robert Patterson, of New York, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the
United States of America to Turkmenistan.

PN60 *        STATE/APEC
Kurt Walter Tong, of Maryland, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as
United States Senior Official for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum.

PN246 *       STATE/Religious Freedom
Suzan D. Johnson Cook, of New York, to be Ambassador at Large for International Religious Freedom.

PN62 *        STATE/UN MGT REFORM
Joseph M. Torsella, of Pennsylvania, to be Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform, with the rank of Ambassador.

PN63 *        STATE/UNGA
Joseph M. Torsella, of Pennsylvania, to be Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during his tenure of service as Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations for U.N. Management and Reform.

PN71 *        STATE/WHO
Nils Maarten Parin Daulaire, of Virginia, to be Representative of the United States on the Executive Board of the World Health Organization.