Officially In: John A. Heffern to Yerevan

Photo of Yerevan, Mount AraratImage via WikipediaOn May 18, President Obama announced his intent to nominate John A. Heffern to be Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia. The WH released the following brief bio:

John A. Heffern is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service and currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Mission at USNATO, Brussels.  Prior to his current post, Mr. Heffern served as Deputy Chief of Mission and Executive Assistant to the Undersecretary for Political Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Indonesia.  Mr. Heffern’s career has also included overseas assignments to Japan, Malaysia, Ivory Coast and Guangzhou, China. From 1994-1996, Mr. Heffern served as a Pearson Fellow on the Asia Sub-Committee for the House International Relations Committee.  Prior to entering the Foreign Service, Mr. Heffern served in the Office of Senator John C. Danforth as the Senator’s Office Director and Research Assistant.   

Mr. Heffern received a B.A. from Michigan State University.

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