July 29, 2020

Chairman Risch Applauds Committee Passage of 17 Nominees, Foreign Service Officer Promotions

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jim Risch (R-Idaho), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, today held a committee business meeting during which members approved 17 nominees and seven Foreign Service Officer (FSO) promotions lists.

“Given the enormous number of nominees under the committee's jurisdiction, considering and processing nominations is a core responsibility of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and I am glad we were able to approve 17 nominees and a number of FSO promotions today to be sent to the full Senate for a vote,” said Risch. “I am particularly pleased we were able to advance the nominations of Marshall Billingslea to be under secretary of state for arms control and C.J. Mahoney to be legal adviser of the Department of State. These roles are critically important as we grapple with how to face the proliferation challenges of an antagonistic Russia and a rising China, and as we aim to ensure the policies of the Department uphold the laws and values of the United States.”

The full list of nominees and FSO lists approved during today’s business meeting is below:

NOMINATIONS:

Ms. Natalie E. Brown, of Nebraska, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Uganda.

Mr. Jason Myung-lk Chung, of Virginia, to be United States Director of the Asian Development Bank, with the rank of Ambassador.

Ms. Sandra E. Clark, of Maryland, 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 Burkina Faso.

Mr. Ramsey Coats Day, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

The Honorable J. Steven Dowd, of Florida, to be United States Director of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.

Mr. William Ellison Grayson, of California, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Estonia.

Mr. Joseph Manso, of New York, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, for the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.

Ms. Jenny A. McGee, of Texas, to be an Associate Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development.

The Honorable Richard M. Mills, Jr., of Texas, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, to be the Deputy Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations, with the rank and status of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and the Deputy Representative of the United States of America in the Security Council of the United Nations; and to be Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations, during his tenure of service as Deputy Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations.

Mr. Henry T. Wooster, 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 Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Mr. William W. Popp, of Missouri, 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 Guatemala.

The Honorable Aldona Z. Wos, of North Carolina, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Canada.

The Honorable C.J. Mahoney, of Kansas, to be Legal Adviser of the Department of State.

Ms. Leora Rosenberg Levy, of Connecticut, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Chile.

The Honorable Carlos Trujillo, of Florida, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Western Hemisphere Affairs).

Ms. Lisa S. Kenna, of Vermont, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Peru.

The Honorable Marshall Billingslea, of Virginia, to be Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security.

FSO LISTS:

Shefali Agrawal, et al., dated June 29, 2020 (PN 2067)

Anna Mae G. Akers, et al., dated June 29, 2020 (PN 2068)

Jonathan Paul Ackley, et al., dated June 29, 2020 (PN 2069)

Jeffrey Thomas Albanese, et al., dated June 29, 2020 (PN 2070)

Deanna Scott, et al., dated June 29, 2020 (PN 2073)

Erin Elizabeth McKee, et al., dated June 29, 2020 (PN 2071)

Lawrence J. Sacks, et al., dated June 29, 2020 (PN 2072)

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