List of Ambassadorial Appointments

Updated October 24, 2014

Obama Appointees Since 2009:
Career: 245 – 64.8% (210 confirmed, 1 recess appointment, 34 nominated)
Political: 133 – 35.2% (114 confirmed, 1 recess appointment, 18 nominated)

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Total Positions: 186

* denotes that the nominee has had a hearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee
(+) denotes that the individual was a political campaign bundler

The list below is alphabetized by country name. Click on a letter to jump down to the first country on the list whose name begins with that letter.

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Post Ambassador Career/Political Status
Afghanistan P. Michael McKinley
Career (nominated 8/29/14)
African Union Reuben E. Brigety II Political (confirmed 8/1/13)
Albania* Donald Lu Career (nominated)
Algeria Joan Polaschik
Career (confirmed 7/29/14)
Angola Helen M. La Lime Career (confirmed 5/15/14)
Argentina* Noah Mamet Political (+)
(nominated)
Armenia* Richard Mills
Career (nominated)
ASEAN Nina Hachigian Political (confirmed 9/16/14)
Australia John Berry Political (confirmed 8/1/13)
Austria Alexa Wesner Political (+) (confirmed 8/1/13)
Azerbaijan* Robert F. Cekuta Career (nominated)
Bahamas* Cassandra Q. Butts Political (nominated)
Bahrain* William V. Roebuck Career (nominated)
Bangladesh* Marcia Bernicat
Career (nominated)
Barbados Larry Leon Palmer Career (confirmed 3/29/12)
Belarus VACANT    
Belgium Denise Bauer Political (+) (confirmed 8/1/13)
Belize Carlos Moreno Political (confirmed 5/14/14)
Benin Michael Raynor Career (confirmed 5/24/12)
Bolivia VACANT    
Bosnia and Herzegovina* Maureen Cormack Career (nominated)
Botswana* Earl Robert Miller
Career
(nominated)
Brazil Liliana Ayalde Career (confirmed 8/1/13)
Brunei Darussalam* Craig B. Allen
Career (nominated)
Bulgaria Marcie B. Ries Career (confirmed 8/2/12)
Burkina Faso Tulinabo Mushingi Career (confirmed 7/9/13)
Burma Derek Mitchell Political (confirmed 6/29/12)
Burundi Dawn Liberi Career (confirmed 9/22/12)
Cabo Verde* Donald Heflin Career (nominated)
Cambodia William E. Todd Political (confirmed 3/29/12)
Cameroon Michael Hoza Career (confirmed 7/29/14)
Canada Bruce Heyman Political (+) (confirmed 3/12/14)
Central African Republic VACANT
Chad James Knight Career (confirmed 5/23/13)
Chile Michael A. Hammer Career (confirmed 3/6/14)
China Max Sieben Baucus Political (confirmed 2/6/14)
Colombia Kevin Whitaker Career (confirmed 4/1/14)
Congo (DR) James Swan Career (confirmed 8/1/13)
Congo (Republic of) Stephanie S. Sullivan Career (confirmed 8/1/13)
Costa Rica* S. Fitzgerald Haney Political (+) (nominated)
Cote d'Ivoire Terence McCulley Career (confirmed 8/1/13)
Croatia Kenneth Merten Career (confirmed 3/29/12)
Cyprus John M. Koenig Career (confirmed 8/2/12)
Czech Republic Andrew Schapiro
Political (+) (confirmed 7/23/14)
Denmark Rufus Gifford Political (confirmed 8/1/13)
Djibouti Thomas P. Kelly
Career (confirmed 6/25/14)
Dominican Republic James 'Wally' Brewster, Jr. Political (+) (confirmed 11/14/13)
Ecuador Adam Namm Career (confirmed 4/26/12)
Egypt Robert S. Beecroft
Career (confirmed 6/26/14)
El Salvador VACANT

Equatorial Guinea Mark L. Asquino Career (confirmed 6/29/12)
Eritrea VACANT    
Estonia Jeffrey D. Levine Career (confirmed 3/29/12)
Ethiopia Patricia M. Haslach Career (confirmed 8/1/13)
European Union Anthony L. Gardner Political (confirmed 2/12/14)
Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, & Tuvalu* Judith Beth Cefkin Career (nominated)
Finland* Charles C. Adams, Jr. Political (+) (nominated)
France & Monaco Jane Hartley
Political (+) (confirmed 9/16/14)
Gabon and São Tomé & Principe Cynthia Akuetteh Career (confirmed 7/30/14)
The Gambia Edward (Ned) Alford Career (confirmed 6/29/12)
Georgia Richard Norland Career (confirmed 3/29/12)
Germany John Emerson Political (+) (confirmed 8/1/13)
Ghana Gene Cretz Career (confirmed 8/2/12)
Greece David D. Pearce Career (confirmed 8/1/13)
Guatemala Todd D. Robinson Career (confirmed 9/16/14)
Guinea Alexander M. Laskaris Career (confirmed 8/0/12)
Guyana Perry Holloway
Career (nominated)
Haiti Pamela Ann White Career (confirmed 3/29/12)
Holy See Kenneth Hackett Political (confirmed 8/1/13)
Honduras James Nealon
Career (confirmed 7/15/14)
Hungary* Colleen Bradley Bell Political (+) (nominated)
ICAO Michael A. Lawson Political (confirmed 7/21/14)
Iceland* Robert C. Barber Political (+) (nominated)
India Richard Rahul Verma
Political
(nominated 9/19/14)
Indonesia Robert Blake Career (confirmed 11/5/13)
Iraq Stuart Jones Career (confirmed (6/26/14)
Ireland Kevin O’Malley Political (confirmed 9/18/14)
Israel Daniel B. Shapiro Political (confirmed 5/26/11)
Italy & San Marino John Phillips Political (confirmed 8/1/13)
Jamaica* Luis Moreno Career (nominated)
Japan Caroline Kennedy Political (confirmed 10/16/13)
Jordan Alice Wells
Career (confirmed 6/16/14)
Kazakhstan* George Krol
Career (nominated)
Kenya Robert Godec Career (confirmed 1/2/13)
Kosovo Tracey Ann Jacobson Career (confirmed 3/29/12)
Kuwait Douglas A. Silliman Career (confirmed 7/10/14)
Kyrgyz Republic Sheila Gwaltney
Career
(nominated 8/29/14)
Laos Dan Clune Career (confirmed 8/1/13)
Latvia Nancy Pettit
Career (nominated 8/29/14)
Lebanon David Hale Career (confirmed 8/1/13)
Lesotho Matthew T. Harrington Career (confirmed 9/16/14)
Liberia Deborah Ruth Malac Career (confirmed 8/2/12)
Libya Deborah Kay Jones Career (confirmed 5/23/13)
Lithuania Deborah McCarthy Career (confirmed 1/2/13)
Luxembourg Robert A Mandell Political (confirmed 10/18/11)
Macedonia* Jess L. Baily Career (nominated)
Madagascar & Comoros* Robert T. Yamate Career  (nominated 7/31/14) 
Malawi* Virginia E. Palmer Career (nominated)
Malaysia Joseph Y. Yun Career (confirmed 8/1/13)
Mali Paul A. Folmsbee
Career (nominated 9/19/14)
Malta Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley Career (confirmed 3/29/12)
Marshall Islands Thomas Hart Armbruster Career (confirmed 8/2/12)
Mauritania Larry E. Andre Career (confirmed 7/29/14)
Mauritius & Seychelles Sharon Villarosa Career (confirmed 9/22/12)
Mexico Maria Echaveste
Political (nominated 9/19/14)
Micronesia Doria Rosen Career (confirmed 6/29/12)
Moldova* James D. Pettit
Career (nominated)
Mongolia Piper A.W. Campbell Career (confirmed 6/29/12)
Montenegro* Margaret Ann Uyehara Career (nominated)
Morocco Dwight L. Bush, Sr. Political (+) (confirmed 3/13/14)
Mozambique Douglas M. Griffiths Career (confirmed 6/29/12)
Namibia Thomas Daughton Career (confirmed 9/17/14)
NATO Douglas Lute Political (confirmed 8/1/13)
Nepal Peter W. Bodde Career (confirmed 6/29/12)
Netherlands Timothy Broas Political (+) (confirmed 3/13/14)
New Zealand & Samoa* Mark Gilbert Political (+) (nominated)
Nicaragua Phyllis M. Powers Career (confirmed 3/29/12)
Niger Eunice Reddick Career (confirmed 7/21/14)
Nigeria James Entwistle Career (confirmed 8/1/13)
Norway* George J. Tsunis Political (+) (nominated)
OAS Mari Carmen Aponte Political (nominated 7/31/14)
OECD Daniel W. Yohannes Political (confirmed 4/9/14)
Oman Greta C. Holtz Career (confirmed 8/2/12)
OSCE Daniel Brooks Baer Political (confirmed 8/1/13)
Pakistan Richard G. Olson, Jr. Career (confirmed 9/22/12)
Palau* Amy Jane Hyatt Career (nominated)
Panama Jonathan Farrar Career (confirmed 3/29/12)
Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands & Vanuatu Walter North Career (confirmed 9/22/12)
Paraguay* Leslie Ann Bassett Career (nominated)
Peru Brian A. Nichols Career (confirmed 6/19/14)
Philippines Philip Goldberg Career (confirmed 11/14/13)
Poland Stephen Mull Career (confirmed 9/22/12)
Portugal Robert A. Sherman Political (+) (confirmed 2/12/14)
Qatar Dana Shell Smith
Career (confirmed 7/10/14)
Romania VACANT    
Russia John Tefft
Career (ret.)
(confirmed 7/31/14)
Rwanda* Erica Barks-Ruggles
Career (nominated)
Saudi Arabia Joseph W. Westphal Political (confirmed 3/26/14)
Senegal & Guinea Bissau* James P. Zumwalt Career (nominated)
Serbia Michael Kirby Career (confirmed 8/2/12)
Sierra Leone John Hoover Career (confirmed 9/11/14)
Singapore Kirk Wagar Political (+) (confirmed 8/1/13)
Slovak Republic Theodore Sedgwick Political (confirmed 6/30/10)
Slovenia* Brent Robert Hartley
Career (nominated)
South Africa Patrick Gaspard Political (confirmed 8/1/13)
South Korea Mark Lippert
Political (confirmed 9/18/14)
South Sudan Mary Catherine Phee
Career
(nominated 9/19/14)
Spain & Andorra James Costos Political (+) (confirmed 8/1/13)
Sri Lanka & Maldives VACANT

Sudan VACANT    
Suriname Jay Anania Career (confirmed 6/29/12)
Swaziland Makila James Career (confirmed 5/24/12)
Sweden Azita Raji
Political (nominated 10/24/14)
Switzerland & Liechtenstein Suzan LeVine Political (+) (confirmed 5/1/14)
Syria VACANT

Tajikistan Susan Marsh Elliott Career (confirmed 6/29/12)
Tanzania Mark Childress Political (confirmed 4/7/14)
Thailand Kristie A. Kenney Career (confirmed 9/29/10)
Timor-Leste* Karen Clark Stanton Career (nominated)
Togo Robert E. Whitehead Career (confirmed 3/29/12)
Trinidad and Tobago* John Estrada Political (nominated)
Tunisia Jacob Walles Career (confirmed 3/29/12)
Turkey John R. Bass Career (confirmed 9/17/14)
Turkmenistan* Allan Mustard Career (nominated)
Uganda Scott H. DeLisi Career (confirmed 5/24/12)
Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt Career (confirmed 7/9/13)
United Arab Emirates* Barbara A. Leaf Career (nominated)
United Kingdom Matthew Barzun Political (+) (confirmed 8/1/13)
United Nations Samantha Power Political (confirmed 8/1/13)
UN / Conf. on Disarmament Robert A. Wood Career (confirmed 7/15/14)
UN / Deputy Representative* Michele Sison Career (nominated)
UN / Economic & Social Council Elizabeth M. Cousens Political (confirmed 3/29/12)
UN / Geneva Pamela K. Hamamoto Political (+) (confirmed 5/8/14)
UN / Human Rights Council Keith M. Harper Political (+) (confirmed 6/3/14)
UN / Management & Reform Isobel Coleman
Political (nominated 9/15/14)
UN / Political Affairs David Pressman
Political (confirmed 9/17/14)
UN / Rome David J. Lane Political (confirmed 5/24/12)
UN / Vienna VACANT

UNESCO Crystal Nix-Hines Political (+) (confirmed 6/12/14)
Uruguay Julissa Reynoso Political (confirmed 3/29/12)
Uzbekistan* Pamela Spratlen
Career
(nominated)
Venezuela VACANT    
Vietnam* George T. Osius
Career (nominated)
Yemen Matthew Tueller Career (confirmed 3/27/14)
Zambia Eric T. Schultz Career (confirmed 9/17/14)
Zimbabwe David Bruce Wharton Career (confirmed 8/2/12)

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Information taken from www.whitehouse.gov and foreign.senate.gov.