List of Ambassadorial Appointments

Updated July 23, 2014

Obama Appointees Since 2009:
Career: 237 – 64.9% (199 confirmed, 1 recess appointment, 37 nominated)
Political: 128 – 35.1% (109 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 James B. Cunningham Career (confirmed 08/02/12)
African Union Reuben E. Brigety II Political (confirmed 08/01/13)
Albania* Donald Lu Career (nominated)
Algeria* Joan Polaschik
Career (nominated)
Angola Helen M. La Lime Career (confirmed 05/15/14)
Argentina* Noah Mamet Political (+)
(nominated)
Armenia Richard Mills
Career (nominated)
ASEAN* Nina Hachigian Political (nominated)
Australia John Berry Political (confirmed 08/01/13)
Austria Alexa Wesner Political (+) (confirmed 08/01/13)
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 03/29/12)
Belarus VACANT    
Belgium Denise Bauer Political (+) (confirmed 08/01/13)
Belize Carlos Moreno Political (confirmed 05/14/14)
Benin Michael Raynor Career (confirmed 05/24/12)
Bolivia VACANT    
Bosnia & Herzegovina* Maureen Cormack Career (nominated)
Botswana Earl Robert Miller
Career
(nominated)
Brazil Liliana Ayalde Career (confirmed 08/01/13)
Brunei Darussalam Craig B. Allen
Career (nominated)
Bulgaria Marcie B. Ries Career (confirmed 08/02/12)
Burkina Faso Tulinabo Mushingi Career (confirmed 07/09/13)
Burma Derek Mitchell Political (confirmed 06/29/12)
Burundi Dawn Liberi Career (confirmed 09/22/12)
Cabo Verde Donald Heflin Career (nominated)
Cambodia William E. Todd Political (confirmed 03/29/12)
Cameroon* Michael Hoza Career (nominated)
Canada Bruce Heyman Political (+) (confirmed 03/12/14)
Central African Republic Laurence D. Wohlers Career (confirmed 08/05/10)
Chad James Knight Career (confirmed 05/23/13)
Chile Michael A. Hammer Career (confirmed 03/06/14)
China Max Sieben Baucus Political (confirmed 02/06/14)
Colombia Kevin Whitaker Career (confirmed 04/01/14)
Congo (DR) James Swan Career (confirmed 08/01/13)
Congo (Republic of) Stephanie S. Sullivan Career (confirmed 08/01/13)
Costa Rica S. Fitzgerald Haney Political (+) (nominated)
Cote d'Ivoire Terence McCulley Career (confirmed 08/01/13)
Croatia Kenneth Merten Career (confirmed 03/29/12)
Cyprus John M. Koenig Career (confirmed 08/02/12)
Czech Republic Andrew Schapiro
Political (+) (confirmed 07/23/14)
Denmark Rufus Gifford Political (confirmed 08/01/13)
Djibouti Thomas P. Kelly
Career (confirmed 06/25/14)
Dominican Republic James 'Wally' Brewster, Jr. Political (+) (confirmed 11/14/13)
Ecuador Adam Namm Career (confirmed 04/26/12)
Egypt Robert S. Beecroft
Career (confirmed 06/26/14)
El Salvador Mari Carmen Aponte Political (confirmed 06/14/12)
Equatorial Guinea Mark L. Asquino Career (confirmed 06/29/12)
Eritrea VACANT    
Estonia Jeffrey D. Levine Career (confirmed 03/29/12)
Ethiopia Patricia M. Haslach Career (confirmed 08/01/13)
European Union Anthony L. Gardner Political (confirmed 02/12/14)
Fiji, Kiribati, Nauru, Tonga, & Tuvalu Judith Beth Cefkin Career (nominated)
Finland Charles C. Adams, Jr. Political (+) (nominated)
France & Monaco* Jane Hartley
Political (+) (nominated)
Gabon and São Tomé & Principe* Cynthia Akuetteh Career (nominated)
The Gambia Edward (Ned) Alford Career (confirmed 06/29/12)
Georgia Richard Norland Career (confirmed 03/29/12)
Germany John Emerson Political (+) (confirmed 08/01/13)
Ghana Gene Cretz Career (confirmed 08/02/12)
Greece David D. Pearce Career (confirmed 08/01/13)
Guatemala* Todd D. Robinson Career (nominated)
Guinea Alexander M. Laskaris Career (confirmed 08/02/12)
Guyana D. Brent Hardt Career (confirmed 06/30/11)
Haiti Pamela Ann White Career (confirmed 03/29/12)
Holy See Kenneth Hackett Political (confirmed 08/01/13)
Honduras James Nealon
Career (confirmed 07/15/14)
Hungary* Colleen Bradley Bell Political (+) (nominated)
ICAO Michael A. Lawson Political (confirmed 07/21/14)
Iceland* Robert C. Barber Political (+) (nominated)
India VACANT

Indonesia Robert Blake Career (confirmed 11/05/13)
Iraq Stuart Jones Career (confirmed 06/26/14)
Ireland* Kevin O’Malley Political (nominated)
Israel Daniel B. Shapiro Political (confirmed 05/26/11)
Italy & San Marino John Phillips Political (confirmed 08/01/13)
Jamaica* Luis Moreno Career (nominated)
Japan Caroline Kennedy Political (confirmed 10/16/13)
Jordan Alice Wells
Career (confirmed 06/16/14)
Kazakhstan* George Krol
Career (nominated)
Kenya Robert Godec Career (confirmed 01/02/13)
Kosovo Tracey Ann Jacobson Career (confirmed 03/29/12)
Kuwait Douglas A. Silliman Career (confirmed 07/10/14)
Kyrgyz Republic Pamela Spratlen Career (confirmed 03/03/11)
Laos Dan Clune Career (confirmed 08/01/13)
Latvia Mark A. Pekala Career (confirmed 03/29/12)
Lebanon David Hale Career (confirmed 08/01/13)
Lesotho* Matthew T. Harrington Career (nominated)
Liberia Deborah Ruth Malac Career (confirmed 08/02/12)
Libya Deborah Kay Jones Career (confirmed 05/23/13)
Lithuania Deborah McCarthy Career (confirmed 01/02/13)
Luxembourg Robert A Mandell Political (confirmed 10/18/11)
Macedonia Jess L. Baily Career (nominated)
Madagascar & Comoros VACANT    
Malawi Virginia E. Palmer Career (nominated)
Malaysia Joseph Y. Yun Career (confirmed 08/01/13)
Mali Mary Beth Leonard Career (confirmed 10/18/11)
Malta Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley Career (confirmed 03/29/12)
Marshall Islands Thomas Hart Armbruster Career (confirmed 08/02/12)
Mauritania* Larry E. Andre Career (nominated)
Mauritius & Seychelles Sharon Villarosa Career (confirmed 09/22/12)
Mexico Earl Anthony Wayne Career (confirmed 08/02/11)
Micronesia Doria Rosen Career (confirmed 06/29/12)
Moldova* James D. Pettit
Career (nominated)
Mongolia Piper A.W. Campbell Career (confirmed 06/29/12)
Montenegro Margaret Ann Uyehara Career (nominated)
Morocco Dwight L. Bush, Sr. Political (+) (confirmed 03/13/14)
Mozambique Douglas M. Griffiths Career (confirmed 06/29/12)
Namibia* Thomas Daughton Career (nominated)
NATO Douglas Lute Political (confirmed 08/01/13)
Nepal Peter W. Bodde Career (confirmed 06/29/12)
Netherlands Timothy Broas Political (+) (confirmed 03/13/14)
New Zealand & Samoa* Mark Gilbert Political (+) (nominated)
Nicaragua Phyllis M. Powers Career (confirmed 03/29/12)
Niger Eunice Reddick Career (confirmed 07/21/14)
Nigeria James Entwistle Career (confirmed 08/01/13)
Norway* George J. Tsunis Political (+) (nominated)
OAS Carmen Lomellin Political (confirmed 11/20/09)
OECD Daniel W. Yohannes Political (confirmed 04/09/14)
Oman Greta C. Holtz Career (confirmed 08/02/12)
OSCE Daniel Brooks Baer Political (confirmed 08/01/13)
Pakistan Richard G. Olson, Jr. Career (confirmed 09/22/12)
Palau* Amy Jane Hyatt Career (nominated)
Panama Jonathan Farrar Career (confirmed 03/29/12)
Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands & Vanuatu Walter North Career (confirmed 09/22/12)
Paraguay* Leslie Ann Bassett Career (nominated)
Peru Brian A. Nichols Career (confirmed 06/19/14)
Philippines Philip Goldberg Career (confirmed 11/14/13)
Poland Stephen Mull Career (confirmed 09/22/12)
Portugal Robert A. Sherman Political (+) (confirmed 02/12/14)
Qatar Dana Shell Smith
Career (confirmed 07/10/14)
Romania VACANT    
Russia John Tefft
Career (ret.)
(nominated)
Rwanda* Erica Barks-Ruggles
Career (nominated)
Saudi Arabia Joseph W. Westphal Political (confirmed 03/26/14)
Senegal & Guinea Bissau James P. Zumwalt Career (nominated)
Serbia Michael Kirby Career (confirmed 08/02/12)
Sierra Leone* John Hoover Career (nominated)
Singapore Kirk Wagar Political (+) (confirmed 08/01/13)
Slovak Republic Theodore Sedgwick Political (confirmed 06/30/10)
Slovenia* Brent Robert Hartley
Career (nominated)
South Africa Patrick Gaspard Political (confirmed 08/01/13)
South Korea* Mark Lippert
Political (nominated)
South Sudan Susan D. Page Political (confirmed 10/18/11)
Spain & Andorra James Costos Political (+) (confirmed 08/01/13)
Sri Lanka & Maldives Michele Sison Career (confirmed 06/29/12)
Sudan VACANT    
Suriname Jay Anania Career (confirmed 06/29/12)
Swaziland Makila James Career (confirmed 05/24/12)
Sweden Mark Francis Brzezinski Political (confirmed 10/18/11)
Switzerland & Liechtenstein Suzan LeVine Political (+) (confirmed 05/01/14)
Syria VACANT

Tajikistan Susan Marsh Elliott Career (confirmed 06/29/12)
Tanzania Mark Childress Political (confirmed 04/07/14)
Thailand Kristie A. Kenney Career (confirmed 09/29/10)
Timor-Leste* Karen Clark Stanton Career (nominated)
Togo Robert E. Whitehead Career (confirmed 03/29/12)
Trinidad and Tobago* John Estrada Political (nominated)
Tunisia Jacob Walles Career (confirmed 03/29/12)
Turkey* John R. Bass Career (nominated)
Turkmenistan* Allan Mustard Career (nominated)
Uganda Scott H. DeLisi Career (confirmed 05/24/12)
Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt Career (confirmed 07/09/13)
United Arab Emirates Barbara A. Leaf Career (nominated)
United Kingdom Matthew Barzun Political (+) (confirmed 08/01/13)
United Nations Samantha Power Political (confirmed 08/01/13)
UN / Conference on Disarmament Robert A. Wood Career (confirmed 07/15/14)
UN / Deputy Representative Michele Sison Career (nominated)
UN / Economic & Social Council Elizabeth M. Cousens Political (confirmed 03/29/12)
UN / Geneva Pamela K. Hamamoto Political (+) (confirmed 05/08/14)
UN / Human Rights Council Keith M. Harper Political (+) (confirmed 06/03/14)
UN / Management & Reform Joseph Torsella
Political (confirmed 04/16/11)
UN / Political Affairs David Pressman
Political (nominated)
UN / Rome David J. Lane Political (confirmed 05/24/12)
UN / Vienna Joseph Macmanus Career (confirmed 09/22/12)
UNESCO Crystal Nix-Hines Political (+) (confirmed 06/12/14)
Uruguay Julissa Reynoso Political (confirmed 03/29/12)
Uzbekistan VACANT

Venezuela VACANT    
Vietnam* George T. Osius
Career (nominated)
Yemen Matthew Tueller Career (confirmed 03/27/14)
Zambia* Eric T. Schultz Career (nominated)
Zimbabwe David Bruce Wharton Career (confirmed 08/02/12)

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