On June 8, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Earl Anthony Wayne to be Ambassador to the United Mexican States. The WH released the following brief bio:
Ambassador Earl Anthony Wayne is currently the Deputy Ambassador to Afghanistan. A member of the U.S. Foreign Service since 1975 and a confirmed “Career Ambassador,” he has had an extensive diplomatic career. Ambassador Wayne began working in Afghanistan in 2009 as the Coordinating Director for Development and Economic Affairs. From 2006 to 2009 Ambassador Wayne served as U.S. Ambassador to Argentina. He was the Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs from 2000 to 2006. His other positions include: Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European Affairs, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Europe and Canada, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Mission to the European Union, Director for Western European Affairs at the National Security Council, and Director of Regional Affairs for the U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Counter-Terrorism. He took a leave of absence and worked as the National Security Correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor from 1987 to 1989. Additional assignments at State include: First Secretary at U.S. Embassy Paris, Special Assistant to Secretaries of State Haig and Shultz, service in the State Department’s Executive Secretariat, Political Officer in Morocco, and China analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research.
He holds an M.P.A. from Harvard University, an M.A. from Princeton University, an M.A. from Stanford University, and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley.
Below is Ambassador Wayne during his visit to the Mohammad Agha District in Logar Province on Tuesday, May 17, 2011.