Posted: 12:05 am ET
On January 3, the White House announced the President’s intent to nominate Kevin Moley, a former Bush-appointed ambassador to be the next Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizational Affairs (State/IO). Ambassador Moley was previously Ambassador to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva, and in that in capacity, he appears on FOIA’ed materials available in ACLU’s public repository of documents relating to the Bush administration’s policies on rendition, detention, and interrogation.” Also see the op-ed he wrote in 2003 on the Guantánamo detainees. Prior to his appointment to USUN/Geneva, he was Senior Advisor to Dick Cheney for the Bush-Cheney 2000 Presidential Campaign.
The WH released the following brief bio:
Kevin Edward Moley of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (International Organizational Affairs). Mr. Moley, a prominent businessman, Federal Government official and former Ambassador, was a private investor in Scottsdale, Arizona, and Williamsburg, Virginia, from 2006-present and 1998-2001. From 2001-2006 he was Representative of the United States to the Office of the United Nations and Other International Organizations in Geneva, Switzerland, with the rank of Ambassador. Previously, he was a senior executive in the health care industry and served the Federal Government as Deputy Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services (1992-1993), Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget, Department of Health and Human Services (1989-1992), and in senior positions in the Health Care Financing Administration (1984-1988). He played key leadership roles in the Reagan-Bush, Bush-Quayle, and Bush-Cheney Presidential campaigns. From 1965-1971, Mr. Moley served honorably in the Marine Corps as a Sgt. (E-5), receiving a Purple Heart and a Navy Commendation Medal w/Combat V (Valor). He has served as Chairman of the Board of Project Concern International, a San Diego based NGO (2007-2015), and on Federal Government commissions, such as Vice Chairman of the President’s Council on Management Improvement (1989-1991).
#StateDept nominees announced today for International Organizations Bureau, Barbados, and Chile – Kevin Moley (Bush ambo to IO/Geneva), Lee Rizzuto, Jr. (heir to Conair hair dryer fortune), and Andrew Gellert ("prominent businessman") pic.twitter.com/0aFqu6MyFC
— Donald Camp (@donacamp) January 5, 2018
More "intent to nominate" news from the White House this evening, including fmr RNC official Sean Cairncross as Trump's pick to run the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Note the last three, State Dep't and ambassadors, are all identified as "a prominent businessman." pic.twitter.com/XZxlTtSpcF
— Chris Geidner (@chrisgeidner) January 5, 2018
— PCI (@PCIGlobal) January 5, 2018
Ambassador Kevin Moley. yard signs for Jeb! In SC pic.twitter.com/rwOe2rxlk9
— Bruce Zanca (@brucezanca) February 13, 2016