2014 Foreign Service Promotions Stuck on Glue in the Senate. Again. Yo! Wassup?

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The Foreign Service promotion list typically comes out in the fall. It looks like last year’s list was stuck in the Senate in 2014, and was resubmitted on January 13, 2015 to the 114th Congress.  To-date, 181 names on this list are still  stuck in the Committee on Foreign Relations (There are other names pending in committee under different lists, see all here). It also appears that one name on this list has been on ice at the SFRC since 2012. That’s right, 2012 —  the year of the Arab Spring, the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee,  and the year when Curiosity, the rover landed on Mars.  What’s going on here?

 

List of Nominees:

The following-named Career Members of the Senior Foreign Service of the Department of State for promotion into and within the Senior Foreign Service to the classes indicated: Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor:

Gregory Adams, of VA
Larry Edward Andre, Jr., of TX
Elizabeth Moore Aubin, of MD
Charles Edward Bennett, of WA
Gloria F. Berbena, of CA
Rena Bitter, of DC
Charles Kevin Blackstone, of FL
James A. Boughner, of WA
Michael B. Bretz, of VA
Duane Clemens Butcher, Jr., of VA
William Brent Christensen, of VA
Sandra Eliane Clark, of VA
Mark J. Davidson, of DC
John Paul Desrocher, of DC
Benjamin Beardsley Dille, of MN
Bruce E. Donahue, of VA
William H. Duncan, of TX
John Martin Eustace, Jr., of VA
Christopher Fitzgerald, of IA
Lawrence W. Gernon, of TX
Thomas B. Gibbons, of VA
William Kevin Grant, of VA
Kristin M. Hagerstrom, of LA
Matthew Tracy Harrington, of GA
Brent R. Hartley, of MD
Debra P. Heien, of HI
Simon Henshaw, of VA
Christopher Paul Henzel, of NY
L. Victor Hurtado, of CO
Makila James, of DC
Kathy A. Johnson, of TX
Patricia K. Kabra, of DC
Steven B. Kashkett, of FL
Glen C. Keiser, of CA
Laura Jean Kirkconnell, of FL
John M. Kuschner, of NH
Patricia A. Lacina, of CA
Alexander Mark Laskaris, of MD
Timothy Lenderking, of DC
Earle D. Litzenberger, of CA
Naomi Emerson Lyew, of VA
Matthew John Matthews, of VA
Michael McCarthy, of VA
Elisabeth Inga Millard, of VA
Judith A. Moon, of VA
Richard Walter Nelson, of CA
Hilary S. Olsin-Windecker, of NY
Joseph S. Pennington, of FL
Ann E. Pforzheimer, of NY
H. Dean Pittman, of DC
Joan Polaschik, of VA
Joseph M. Pomper, of CT
Michael A. Ratney, of MA
Thomas G. Rogan, of NH
Christopher John Rowan, of PA
Eric N. Rumpf, of WA
Michael R. Schimmel, of MI
Jeffrey R. Sexton, of FL
Lawrence Robert Silverman, of VA
Susan N. Stevenson, of VA
Kevin King Sullivan, of VA
Lynne M. Tracy, of OH
Bruce Irvin Turner, of FL
Conrad William Turner, of VA
Karen L. Williams, of FL
Brian William Wilson, of WA
Charles E. Wright, of CA
Hoyt B. Yee, of CA

The following-named Career Members of the Foreign Service for promotion into the Senior Foreign Service, as indicated: Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service of the United States of America, Class of Counselor:

Angela Price Aggeler, of DC
Stefanie Amadeo, of MD
Courtney E. Austrian, of TX
Mary Ruth Avery, of FL
David A. Beam, of FL
Richard K. Bell, of PA
Douglass R. Benning, of MD
Joseph A. Bookbinder, of NY
Martina T. Boustani, of CA
Kent C. Brokenshire, of MD
Roxanne J. Cabral, of VA
Julie J. Chung, of CA
Douglas Paul Climan, of CA
Eric Scott Cohan, of FL
Shawn P. Crowley, of TX
Daria Leigh Darnell, of VA
Karen Kaska Davidson, of VA
James Patrick Dehart, of VA
Pushpinder S. Dhillon, of OR
Michael S. Dixon, of IA
Steven H. Fagin, of DC
Julie Davis Fisher, of TN
Elizabeth Anne Noseworthy Fitzsimmons, of VA
Ellen Jacqueline Germain, of NY
Nicholas Joseph Giacobbe, Jr., of VA
Robin Lorene Haase, of FL
Lisa L. Helling, of CO
Robert Butler Hilton, of NY
Colleen Anne Hoey, of CA
Dereck Jamal Hogan, of NJ
George Hamill Hogeman, of VA
Erik Anders Holm-Olsen, of NJ
Joey Robert Hood, of NH
Paul Horowitz, of VA
Stephen A. Hubler, of PA
Sharon Hudson-Dean, of DC
J. Baxter Hunt, of VA
Charles J. Jess, of CO
Edgard Daniel Kagan, of VA
Harry Russell Kamian, of CA
Karen D. Kelley, of HI
Raymond J. Kengott, of FL
Elise H. Kleinwaks, of FL
John Michael Kowalski, of WI
Kristina A. Kvien, of CA
Philip G. Laidlaw, of FL
William Scott Laidlaw, of WA
Karin Melka Lang, of VA
Jessica E. Lapenn, of DC
Kaye-Anne Lee, of VA
Mark W. Libby, of VA
Paul Ramsey Malik, of CA
Nicholas Jordan Manring, of WA
Ervin Jose Massinga, of WA
Paul Overton Mayer, of VA
Deborah Rutledge Mennuti, of VA
Thomas Eleuterio Mesa, of FL
Benjamin Ward Moeling, of VA
Virginia E. Murray, of NJ
Jennifer W. Noronha, of DC
Richard Carlton Paschall, III, of VA
Thomas Joseph Nicholas Pierce, of NY
Karyn Allison Posner-Mullen, of FL
Woodward Clark Price, of PA
Vangala S. Ram, of VA
Howard Verne Reed, of MD
Sonja Kay Rix, of NE
Timothy P. Roche, of VA
Karen H. Sasahara, of MA
Norman Thatcher Scharpf, of DC
Julie Lyn Schechter-Torres, of MD
Timothy Martin Scherer, of VA
Robert Kenneth Scott, of MD
Nicole Dayan Shampaine, of CA
Brian Wesley Shukan, of MA
Robert Silberstein, of VA
William Ryon Silkworth, of VA
Marco Aurelio Riberio Sims, of NY
Anton Kurt Smith, of NH
Timothy M. Stater, of FL
Mark Tesone, of CA
Howard Andree Van Vranken, of CA
Hale Colburn VanKoughnett, of RI
Steven Craig Walker, of HI
Jan Liam Wasley, of NJ
Scott D. Weinhold, of VA
Stacy Elizabeth White, of TX
Andrew Townsend Wiener, of TX
Sau Ching Yip, of VA
Andrew Robert Young, of CA
David J. Young, of VA
Ricardo F. Zuniga, of VA

 

Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, and Consular Officer and Secretary in the Diplomatic Service of the United States of America:

Ricardo Colon Cifredo, of VA
Daniel Sylvester Cronin, of VA
Chayan C. Dey, of FL
Peter T. Guerin, of NM
David W. Hall, of MA
James O. Inder, of FL
Jeanne Perschy Kinnett, of MD
Brian J. McCarthy, of VA
Eric N. Milstead, of VA
Michael J. Morris, of VA
Karen E. Mummaw, of VA
Michael J. Olson, of VA
Alexander L. Raley, of VA
Dominic A. Sabruno, of FL
Joanne Rizzo Silva, of FL
Susan M. Welsby, of DC
K. Andrew Wroblewski, of VA
Stephen Arthur Young, of FL
Todd R. Ziccarelli, of NY

The following-named Career Member of the Foreign Service of the Department of State for promotion into the Senior Foreign Service to the class indicated, effective April 15, 2014: Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service of the United States of America, Class of Counselor:

Douglas A. Koneff, of MD

The following-named Career Member of the Foreign Service of the Department of State for promotion into the Senior Foreign Service to the class indicated, effective January 1, 2012: Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service of the United States of America, Class of Counselor:

Daniel Menco Hirsch, of MD

Control Number:  114PN0007200 via Thomas