Confirmations: Riley, Stewart, Matthews, Sterling, Keiderling-Franz, Schwartz, Elder, Richard, More ++

Posted: 9:23 pm PT
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On May 17, the U.S. Senate finally confirmed the following nominations by voice vote (Also see Career @StateDept Nominees Remain Stuck in Senate Confirmation Purgatory).  The following executive nominees survived the Senate obstacle course this year and can now get on with life and work:

DEPARTMENT OF STATE

Executive Calendar #479 – Robert Annan Riley III, of Florida, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Federated States of Micronesia.

Executive Calendar #480 – Karen Brevard Stewart, of Florida, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of the Marshall Islands.

Executive Calendar #482 – Matthew John Matthews, of Oregon, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Senior Official for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum.

Executive Calendar #554 – Adam H. Sterling, of Virginia, 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 Slovak Republic.

Executive Calendar #555 – Kelly Keiderling-Franz, 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 Oriental Republic of Uruguay.

Executive Calendar #556 – Stephen Michael Schwartz, of Maryland, 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 Federal Republic of Somalia.

Executive Calendar #557 – Christine Ann Elder, of Kentucky, 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 Republic of Liberia.

Executive Calendar #558 – Elizabeth Holzhall Richard, 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 Lebanese Republic.

 

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Executive Calendar #484 – Marcela Escobari, of Massachusetts, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

 

ASIAN DEVELOPMENT BANK

Executive Calendar #553 – Swati A. Dandekar, of Iowa, to be US Director of the Asian Development Bank.

 

AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION

Executive Calendar #444 – Linda Thomas-Greenfield, an Assistant Secretary of State (African Affairs), to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation for the remainder of the term expiring September 27, 2015, vice Johnnie Carson.

Executive Calendar #445 – Linda Thomas-Greenfield, an Assistant Secretary of State (African Affairs), to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation for a term expiring September 27, 2021.

Executive Calendar #446 – John W. Leslie, Jr., of Connecticut, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation for a term expiring September 22, 2019.

Executive Calendar #447 – Linda I. Etim, of Wisconsin, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation for a term expiring September 22, 2021.


UNITED STATES ADVISORY COMMISSION ON PUBLIC DIPLOMACY

Executive Calendar #467 – Georgette Mosbacher, of New York, to be a Member of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy 

OVERSEAS PRIVATE INVESTMENT CORPORATION

Executive Calendar #217 Todd A. Fisher – to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term expiring December 17, 2016

Executive Calendar #218 Deven J. Parekh – to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation for a term expiring December 17, 2016

 

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