Posted: 1:20 am ET
On October 26, President Trump announced his intent to nominate M. Lee McClenny to be the U.S. Ambassador to Paraguay. The WH released the following brief bio:
M. Lee McClenny of Washington to be Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Paraguay. Mr. McClenny, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, began his public service with the U.S. Information Agency in 1986. He is currently the Chargé d’Affaires e.p. of the U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela. He has previously served overseas in Kuala Lumpur, Montreal, Manila, London, Brussels, Guatemala City, Belgrade and Ottawa, as well as in leadership positions at the Department of State and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Mr. McClenny is a recipient of the Presidential Meritorious Service Award, and numerous performance awards from the Department of State and U.S. Information Agency. He received a B.A. from the University of Washington, and speaks Spanish, French, and some Serbo-Croatian and Russian.
— Noticias Venezuela (@NoticiasVenezue) October 26, 2017
— Diario La Nación (@LaNacionPy) October 26, 2017