SFRC Clears Nominations of Krol, Shapiro, Ensher, Jones; USAID’s Rudman and OPIC and Public Diplomacy Commission nominees

The Senate Foreign Relations Committee cleared the following executive nominations on May 17, 2011.  Nominations will now go to the Senate for the full vote.

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

George Albert Krol, 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 Uzbekistan.

Daniel Benjamin Shapiro, of Illinois, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Israel.

Henry S. Ensher, of California, 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 People’s Democratic Republic of Algeria.

Stuart E. Jones, 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 Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Mara E. Rudman, of Massachusetts, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development, vice Sean R. Mulvaney.

OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION

James A. Torrey, of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term expiring December 17, 2013, vice Dianne I. Moss, term expired.

Matthew Maxwell Taylor Kennedy, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term expiring December 17, 2012, vice Samuel E. Ebbesen, term expired.

UNITED STATES ADVISORY COMMISSION ON PUBLIC DIPLOMACY

Sim Farar, of California, to be a Member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy for a term expiring July 1, 2012, vice John E. Osborn, term expired.

William J. Hybl
, of Colorado, to be a Member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy for a term expiring July 1, 2012. (Reappointment)

 

 

 

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Officially In: William H. Moser to Chisinau

Chisinau greeting monumentImage by Guttorm Flatabø via FlickrOn May 5, 2011, President Obama announced his intent to nominate William H. Moser to be Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova. The WH released the following brief bio:

William H. Moser is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and currently serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Logistics Management at the U.S. Department of State.   Since joining the U.S. Foreign Service in 1984, Mr. Moser’s domestic and overseas assignments have included:  Director of Global Support Services and Innovation; Management Counselor at Embassy Kiev; Post Management Officer in the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs; Energy Attaché/Economic Officer and Management Officer at Embassy Almaty; Political Military Officer in the Office of Regional Support and Security Assistance; Administrative Officer at Embassy Paramaribo; Disbursing/Financial Management Officer at Embassy Cairo; Consular Officer and Staff Assistant at Embassy Bonn; and General Services Officer at Embassy Bamako.  

Mr. Moser received a B.A. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

If confirmed, Mr. Moser would succeed career diplomat, Asif Chaudhry who was appointed Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova in 2008.

Officially In: Jeanine E. Jackson to Lilongwe

The Coat of arms of MalawiImage via WikipediaOn May 5, 2011, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Jeanine E. Jackson to be Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi. The WH released the following brief bio:

Jeanine E. Jackson is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and currently serves as the Minister Counselor for Management at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad.   Prior to this role, Ms. Jackson served as U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso.   Since joining the U.S. Foreign Service in 1985, her other overseas assignments included Management Counselor at Embassy Kabul; Supervisory General Services Officer at Embassy Nairobi; Personnel Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Hong Kong; Chief of the Consular Section at the U.S. Consulate in Jeddah; General Services Officer at Embassy Lagos; and Vice Consul at the U.S. Consulate in Zurich.  During Washington assignments, she served in the Bureaus of African, European and Near East Asian Affairs.  Ms. Jackson holds the rank of Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. 

She earned a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology and a Bachelor’s Degree in Art Education from Hastings College.

If confirmed, this would be Ambassador Jackson’s second ambassadorial appointment. She would succeed career diplomat, Peter Bodde who served in Malawi from 2008-2010. (subsequent to the Malawi assignment, Ambassador Bodde became US Embassy Baghdad’s Assistant Chief of Mission for Assistance Transition. In February 2011, Ambassador Bodde was also appointed by Embassy Baghdad as  Coordinator on Minority Issues.)

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Officially In: Michael Corbin to Abu Dhabi

United Arab Emirates (Shaded Relief) 1995Image via WikipediaOn May 5, 2011, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Michael H. Corbin to be Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates. The WH released the following brief bio:

Michael H. Corbin, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, currently serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.  Prior to this assignment, Mr. Corbin was Minister-Counselor for Political-Military Affairs at Embassy Baghdad from 2008 to 2009 and Charge d’Affaires in Damascus, Syria from 2006 to 2008.  Since joining the Foreign Service in 1985, Mr. Corbin has held various positions overseas and in Washington, including: Minister Counselor for Economic and Political Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo (2003-2006), Deputy Director of the Office of Arabian Peninsula Affairs (2001-2003), Director of the Counter-Narcotics Section at the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela (1997- 2001), Political-Military Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo (1994-1997) and at the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait (1987-1989). 

Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he served in the Peace Corps from 1982 to 1984 in Mauritania. Mr. Corbin received a B.A. from Swarthmore College. 

If confirmed, Mr. Corbin would succeed Ambassador Richard G. Olson who recently departed Abu Dhabi and will soon take post as Coordinating Director for Development and Economics at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul. 

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