List of Ambassadorial Appointments

Updated March 27, 2015

Obama Appointees Since 2009:
Career: 255 – 66.2% (239 confirmed, 1 recess appointment, 15 nominated)
Political: 130 – 33.8% (122 confirmed, 1 recess appointment, 7 nominated)


Total Positions: 187

* 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 (confirmed 12/9/14)
African Union Reuben E. Brigety II Political (confirmed 8/1/13)
Albania Donald Lu Career (confirmed 11/20/14)
Algeria Joan Polaschik Career (confirmed 7/29/14)
Angola Helen M. La Lime Career (confirmed 5/15/14)
Argentina Noah Mamet Political (+) (confirmed 12/2/14)
Armenia Richard Mills Career (confirmed 12/16/14)
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 (confirmed 12/16/14)
Bahamas* Cassandra Q. Butts Political (nominated)
Bahrain William V. Roebuck Career (confirmed 11/18/14)
Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat Career (confirmed 11/18/14)
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 Lucy Tamlyn
Career (nominated 3/25/15)
Bolivia VACANT    
Bosnia and Herzegovina Maureen Cormack Career (confirmed 11/19/14)
Botswana Earl Robert Miller Career (confirmed 11/19/14)
Brazil Liliana Ayalde Career (confirmed 8/1/13)
Brunei Darussalam Craig B. Allen Career (confirmed 11/18/14)
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 (confirmed 12/12/14)
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 Julieta Valls Noyes
Career (nominated 3/27/15)
Cyprus Kathleen Ann Doherty
Career (nominated 3/25/15)
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 (confirmed 11/19/14)
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 VACANT
Georgia Ian C. Kelly
Career (nominated 3/13/15)
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 (+) (confirmed 12/2/14)
ICAO Michael A. Lawson Political (confirmed 7/21/14)
Iceland Robert C. Barber Political (+) (confirmed 12/12/14)
India Richard Rahul Verma Political (confirmed 12/9/14)
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 (confirmed 11/20/14)
Japan Caroline Kennedy Political (confirmed 10/16/13)
Jordan Alice Wells Career (confirmed 6/16/14)
Kazakhstan George Krol Career (confirmed 11/20/14)
Kenya Robert Godec Career (confirmed 1/2/13)
Kosovo Gregory Delawie
Career (nominated 3/4/15)
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 VACANT

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 VACANT
Macedonia Jess L. Baily Career (confirmed 12/16/14)
Madagascar & Comoros Robert T. Yamate Career  (confirmed 11/19/14)
Malawi Virginia E. Palmer Career (confirmed 12/12/14)
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)
Micronesia Doria Rosen Career (confirmed 6/29/12)
Moldova James D. Pettit Career (confirmed 11/20/14)
Mongolia Piper A.W. Campbell Career (confirmed 6/29/12)
Montenegro Margaret Ann Uyehara Career (confirmed 12/16/14)
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 Alaina Teplitz
Career (nominated 3/27/15)
Netherlands Timothy Broas Political (+) (confirmed 3/13/14)
New Zealand & Samoa Mark Gilbert Political (+) (confirmed 12/12/14)
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)
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 David Hale
Career (nominated 3/11/15)
Palau Amy Jane Hyatt Career (confirmed 12/12/14)
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 (confirmed 11/18/14)
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 Hans G. Klemm
(nominated 3/25/14)
Russia John Tefft Career (ret.) (confirmed 7/31/14)
Rwanda Erica Barks-Ruggles Career (confirmed 11/17/14)
Saudi Arabia Joseph W. Westphal Political (confirmed 3/26/14)
Senegal & Guinea-Bissau James P. Zumwalt Career (confirmed 11/18/14)
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)
Somalia* Katherine Dhanani Career (nominated 2/25/15)
Slovenia Brent Robert Hartley Career (confirmed 11/20/14)
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 Atul Keshap
Career (nominated 3/27/15)
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)
Tajikistan Susan Marsh Elliott Career (confirmed 6/29/12)
Tanzania Mark Childress Political (confirmed 4/7/14)
Thailand VACANT
Timor-Leste Karen Clark Stanton Career (confirmed 11/17/14)
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 (confirmed 11/19/14)
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 (confirmed 11/17/14)
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 (confirmed 11/19/14)
UN / Economic & Social Council Sarah Elizabeth Mendelson Political (nominated 2/11/14)
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 (confirmed 12/16/14)
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 (confirmed 11/20/14)
Venezuela VACANT    
Vietnam Theodore G. Osius III Career (confirmed 11/17/14)
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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