Tracker: Ambassadorial Appointments

Updated November 19, 2015

Obama Appointees Since 2009:
Career: 286 – 67.9% (274 confirmed, 1 recess appointment, 10 nominated)
Political/Civil Service: 135 – 32.1% (125 confirmed, 1 recess appointment, 9 nominated)


Total Positions: 188

* 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 VACANT    
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 2/10/14)
Bahrain William V. Roebuck Career (confirmed 11/18/14)
Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat Career (confirmed 11/18/14)
Barbados Linda Taglialatela Political/CS (nominated 10/21/15)
Belarus VACANT    
Belgium Denise Bauer Political (+) (confirmed 8/1/13)
Belize Carlos Moreno Political (confirmed 5/14/14)
Benin Lucy Tamlyn Career (confirmed 10/8/15)
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 Eric Seth Rubin Career (nominated 9/16/15)
Burkina Faso Tulinabo Mushingi Career (confirmed 7/9/13)
Burma Scot Marciel Career (nominated 10/21/15)
Burundi Dawn Liberi Career (confirmed 9/22/12)
Cabo Verde Donald Heflin Career (confirmed 12/12/14)
Cambodia William Heidt Career (confirmed 8/5/15)
Cameroon Michael Hoza Career (confirmed 7/29/14)
Canada Bruce Heyman Political (+) (confirmed 3/12/14)
Central African Republic Jeffrey J. Hawkins, Jr. Career (confirmed 10/8/15)
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 (+) (confirmed 5/22/15)
Cote d'Ivoire Terence McCulley Career (confirmed 8/1/13)
Croatia Julieta Valls Noyes Career (confirmed 6/24/15)
Cuba VACANT    
Cyprus Kathleen Ann Doherty Career (confirmed 8/5/15)
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 Todd C. Chapman Career (nominated 10/6/15)
Egypt Robert S. Beecroft Career (confirmed 6/26/14)
El Salvador Jean Elizabeth Manes Career (nominated 10/21/15)
Equatorial Guinea Julie Furuta-Toy Career (confirmed 10/22/15)
Eritrea VACANT    
Estonia James Desmond Melville, Jr. Career (confirmed 8/5/15)
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 (+) (confirmed 6/24/15)
France & Monaco Jane Hartley Political (+) (confirmed 9/16/14)
Gabon and São Tomé & Principe Cynthia Akuetteh Career (confirmed 7/30/14)
The Gambia C. Patricia Alsup Career (confirmed 10/8/15)
Georgia Ian C. Kelly Career (confirmed 6/24/15)
Germany John Emerson Political (+) (confirmed 8/1/13)
Ghana Robert P. Jackson Career (confirmed 10/22/15)
Greece David D. Pearce Career (confirmed 8/1/13)
Guatemala Todd D. Robinson Career (confirmed 9/16/14)
Guinea Dennis B. Hankins Career (confirmed 10/22/15)
Guyana Perry Holloway Career (confirmed 8/5/15)
Haiti Peter F. Mulrean Career (confirmed 8/5/15)
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 (confirmed 6/24/15)
Kuwait Douglas A. Silliman Career (confirmed 7/10/14)
Kyrgyz Republic Sheila Gwaltney Career (confirmed 8/5/15)
Laos Dan Clune Career (confirmed 8/1/13)
Latvia Nancy Bikoff Pettit Career (confirmed 6/24/15)
Lebanon VACANT    
Lesotho Matthew T. Harrington Career (confirmed 9/16/14)
Liberia VACANT    
Libya Peter W. Bodde Career (confirmed 11/19/15)
Lithuania Deborah McCarthy Career (confirmed 1/2/13)
Luxembourg David McKean Political (nominated 10/8/15)
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 (confirmed 5/22/15)
Malta G. Kathleen Hill Career (nominated 7/8/15)
Marshall Islands Karen Brevard Stewart Career (nominated 11/9/15)
Mauritania Larry E. Andre Career (confirmed 7/29/14)
Mauritius & Seychelles Sharon Villarosa Career (confirmed 9/22/12)
Mexico* Roberta Jacobson Political/CS (nominated 6/2/15)
Micronesia Robert A. Riley III Career (nominated 11/9/15)
Moldova James D. Pettit Career (confirmed 11/20/14)
Mongolia Jennifer Zimdahl Galt Career (confirmed 8/5/15)
Montenegro Margaret Ann Uyehara Career (confirmed 12/16/14)
Morocco Dwight L. Bush, Sr. Political (+) (confirmed 3/13/14)
Mozambique H. Dean Pittman Career (confirmed 11/19/15)
Namibia Thomas Daughton Career (confirmed 9/17/14)
NATO Douglas Lute Political (confirmed 8/1/13)
Nepal Alaina Teplitz Career (confirmed 8/5/15)
Netherlands Timothy Broas Political (+) (confirmed 3/13/14)
New Zealand & Samoa Mark Gilbert Political (+) (confirmed 12/12/14)
Nicaragua Laura Farnsworth Dogu Career (confirmed 8/5/15)
Niger Eunice Reddick Career (confirmed 7/21/14)
Nigeria James Entwistle Career (confirmed 8/1/13)
Norway* Samuel D. Heins Political (nominated 5/14/15
OAS Mari Carmen Aponte Political (nominated 7/31/14)
OECD Daniel W. Yohannes Political (confirmed 4/9/14)
Oman Marc Sievers Career (confirmed 11/19/15)
OSCE Daniel Brooks Baer Political (confirmed 8/1/13)
Pakistan David Hale Career (confirmed 8/5/15)
Palau Amy Jane Hyatt Career (confirmed 12/12/14)
Panama John D. Feeley Career (nominated 7/29/15)
Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands & Vanuatu Catherine Ebert-Gray Career (nominated 7/8/15)
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 Paul W. Jones Career (confirmed 8/5/15)
Portugal Robert A. Sherman Political (+) (confirmed 2/12/14)
Qatar Dana Shell Smith Career (confirmed 7/10/14)
Romania Hans G. Klemm Career (confirmed 8/5/15)
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 Kyle R. Scott Career (nominated 9/16/15)
Sierra Leone John Hoover Career (confirmed 9/11/14)
Singapore Kirk Wagar Political (+) (confirmed 8/1/13)
Slovak Republic VACANT    
Somalia VACANT    
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 (confirmed 6/24/15)
Spain & Andorra James Costos Political (+) (confirmed 8/1/13)
Sri Lanka & Maldives Atul Keshap Career (confirmed 8/5/15)
Sudan VACANT    
Suriname Edwin Richard Nolan, Jr. Career (confirmed 10/8/15)
Swaziland Lisa J. Peterson Career (confirmed 11/19/15)
Sweden* Azita Raji Political (nominated 10/24/14)
Switzerland & Liechtenstein Suzan LeVine Political (+) (confirmed 5/1/14)
Syria VACANT    
Tajikistan Elisabeth I. Millard Career (confirmed 11/19/15)
Tanzania Mark Childress Political (confirmed 4/7/14)
Thailand Glyn T. Davies Career (confirmed 8/5/15)
Timor-Leste Karen Clark Stanton Career (confirmed 11/17/14)
Togo David R. Gilmour Career (confirmed 10/8/15)
Trinidad and Tobago* John Estrada Political (nominated 7/31/13)
Tunisia Daniel Rubinstein Career (confirmed 10/8/15)
Turkey John R. Bass Career (confirmed 9/17/14)
Turkmenistan Allan Mustard Career (confirmed 11/19/14)
Uganda Deborah R. Malac Career (confirmed 11/19/15)
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 (confirmed 10/8/15)
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* Laura S.H. Holgate Political (nominated 8/5/15)
UNESCO Crystal Nix-Hines Political (+) (confirmed 6/12/14)
Uruguay VACANT    
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 Harry K. Thomas, Jr. Career (confirmed 10/22/15)

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