November 20, 2019

Chairman Risch Applauds Committee Approval of 15 Nominees, Foreign Service Officer Promotions

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today convened a business meeting during which members approved 15 nominees and a number of Foreign Service Officer promotions.

“I am very pleased to see John Sullivan’s nomination to be U.S. ambassador to Russia advance to the full Senate today,” said Risch. “As we face a resurgent Russia that seeks to undermine the global order and regain the prestige it held during the height of the Soviet Union, it is important we make clear to the Russian people that we value our relationship with them. Mr. Sullivan’s experience as deputy secretary of State has given him a clear view of the numerous problems we have with Russia and the experience to navigate both the U.S. and Russian systems. I hope the Senate will confirm Mr. Sullivan soon.”

“I am also glad to see 14 additional nominees and a number of Foreign Service Officer promotions advance through our committee today. I thank my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for their work to get these done.”

The full list of nominees approved at today’s business meeting is below.

NOMINATIONS

Ms. Roxanne Cabral, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of the Marshall Islands

Ms. Carmen G. Cantor, of Puerto Rico, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Federated States of Micronesia 

Ms. Andeliz N. Castillo, of New York, to be United States Alternate Executive Director of the Inter-American Development Bank

The Honorable Kelley Eckels Currie, of Georgia, to be Ambassador at Large for Global Women's Issues

Ms. Kelly C. Degnan, of California, a Career-Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Georgia

Mr. Michael George DeSombre, of Illinois, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Thailand

Mr. David T. Fischer, of Michigan, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Morocco

Mr. Robert S. Gilchrist, of Florida, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Lithuania

Ms. Alma L. Golden, of Texas, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development

Mr. Peter M. Haymond, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Lao People's Democratic Republic

Ms. Yuri Kim, of Guam, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Albania 

Ms. Alina L. Romanowski, of Illinois, a Career Member of the Senior Executive Service, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the State of Kuwait

The Honorable John Joseph Sullivan, of Maryland, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Russian Federation

Mr. Morse H. Tan, of Illinois, to be Ambassador at Large for Global Criminal Justice

Ms. Leslie Meredith Tsou, of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Sultanate of Oman

 

FSO LIST

Derrick Scott Brown, et al., dated April 10, 2019 (PN 606-1)

Jay P. Williams, dated May 21, 2019 (PN 788-2)??

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