Tracker: Ambassadorial Appointments

Updated October 25, 2016

Obama Appointees Since 2009:
Career: 311 – 69.7% (307 confirmed, 1 recess appointment, 3 nominated)
Political/Civil Service: 135 – 30.3% (131 confirmed, 1 recess appointment, 1 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 VACANT    
African Union Mary Beth Leonard Career (confirmed 6/29/16)
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 VACANT    
Austria Alexa Wesner Political (+) (confirmed 8/1/13)
Azerbaijan Robert F. Cekuta Career (confirmed 12/16/14)
Bahamas VACANT    
Bahrain William V. Roebuck Career (confirmed 11/18/14)
Bangladesh Marcia Bernicat Career (confirmed 11/18/14)
Barbados Linda Taglialatela Political/CS (confirmed 12/9/15)
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 P. Michael McKinley Career (confirmed 9/15/16)
Brunei Darussalam Craig B. Allen Career (confirmed 11/18/14)
Bulgaria Eric Seth Rubin Career (confirmed 12/9/15)
Burkina Faso Andrew R. Young Career (confirmed 9/28/16)
Burma Scot Marciel Career (confirmed 2/9/16)
Burundi Anne S. Casper Career (confirmed 6/29/16)
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 Geeta Pasi Career (confirmed 6/29/16)
Chile Carol Z. Perez Career (confirmed 7/14/16)
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 Jeffrey DeLaurentis Career (nominated 9/27/16)
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 (confirmed 12/9/15)
Egypt Robert S. Beecroft Career (confirmed 6/26/14)
El Salvador Jean Elizabeth Manes Career (confirmed 12/9/15)
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 Geoffrey R. Pyatt Career (confirmed 7/14/16)
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 Joseph R. Donovan, Jr. Career (confirmed 9/28/16)
Iraq Douglas Silliman Career (confirmed 7/14/16)
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 Lawrence R. Silverman Career (confirmed 7/14/16)
Kyrgyz Republic Sheila Gwaltney Career (confirmed 8/5/15)
Laos Rena Bitter Career (confirmed 9/28/16)
Latvia Nancy Bikoff Pettit Career (confirmed 6/24/15)
Lebanon Elizabeth Holzhall Richard Career (confirmed 5/17/16)
Lesotho Matthew T. Harrington Career (confirmed 9/16/14)
Liberia Christine Ann Elder Career (confirmed 5/17/16)
Libya Peter W. Bodde Career (confirmed 11/19/15)
Lithuania Anne Hall Career (confirmed 7/14/16)
Luxembourg David McKean Political (confirmed 2/12/16)
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* Kamala Shirin Lakhdhir Career (nominated 6/16/16)
Mali Paul A. Folmsbee Career (confirmed 5/22/15)
Malta G. Kathleen Hill Career (confirmed 12/9/15)
Marshall Islands Karen Brevard Stewart Career (confirmed 5/17/16)
Mauritania Larry E. Andre Career (confirmed 7/29/14)
Mauritius & Seychelles Sharon Villarosa Career (confirmed 9/22/12)
Mexico Roberta Jacobson Political/CS (confirmed 4/28/16)
Micronesia Robert A. Riley III Career (confirmed 5/17/16)
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 VACANT    
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 W. Stuart Symington Career (confirmed 9/28/16)
Norway Samuel D. Heins Political (confirmed 2/12/16)
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 (confirmed 12/9/15)
Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands & Vanuatu Catherine Ebert-Gray Career (confirmed 12/9/15)
Paraguay Leslie Ann Bassett Career (confirmed 11/18/14)
Peru Brian A. Nichols Career (confirmed 6/19/14)
Philippines Sung Y. Kim Career (confirmed 9/28/16)
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 Tulinabo Mushingi Career (nominated 9/22/16)
Serbia Kyle R. Scott Career (confirmed 12/9/15)
Sierra Leone John Hoover Career (confirmed 9/11/14)
Singapore Kirk Wagar Political (+) (confirmed 8/1/13)
Slovakia Adam Sterling Career (confirmed 5/17/16)
Somalia Stephen Michael Schwartz Career (confirmed 5/17/16)
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 (confirmed 2/12/16)
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 (confirmed 2/12/16)
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 Marie L. Yovanovitch Career (confirmed 7/14/16)
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 VACANT    
UN / Vienna Laura S.H. Holgate Political (confirmed 5/26/16)
UNESCO Crystal Nix-Hines Political (+) (confirmed 6/12/14)
Uruguay Kelly Keiderling-Franz Career (confirmed 5/17/16)
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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