Tracker: Senior Official Appointments

Updated: November 14, 2018

Total Appointments: 50
Career Appointments: 5*/10.0%
Political Appointments: 45/90.0%

Names in italics are still awaiting confirmation. (*) stands for a recalled career Foreign Service nominee. A line through a name means the individual has vacated the position.


Department of State

Name Position Career/Political
Rex Tillerson Secretary of State Political
Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Political
John J. Sullivan Deputy Secretary of State Political
David Hale U/S Political Affairs Career
Brian Bulatao U/S Management Political
Irwin Steven Goldstein U/S Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy Political
Andrea L. Thompson U/S Arms Control and International Security Political
Marshall Billingslea U/S Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights Political
Manisha Singh A/S Economic and Business Affairs Political
Carl Risch A/S Consular Affairs Political
Mary Kirtley Waters A/S Legislative Affairs Political
Mary Elizabeth Taylor A/S Legislative Affairs Political
A. Wess Mitchell A/S European and Eurasian Affairs Political
Michael Evanoff A/S Diplomatic Security Political
Nicole R. Nason A/S Administration Political¹
Christopher Ashley Ford A/S International Security and Non-Proliferation Political
Michelle Giuda A/S Public Affairs Political¹
Kevin Edward Moley A/S International Organization Affairs Political
Yleem D.S. Poblete A/S Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Political
Marie Royce A/S Educational and Cultural Affairs Political
Francis Fannon A/S Energy Resources Political
Kirsten Dawn Madison A/S International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Political
Kimberly Breier A/S Western Hemisphere Affairs Political
David Schenker A/S Near Eastern Affairs Political
Tibor Nagy, Jr. A/S African Affairs Career*
Ellen McCarthy A/S Intelligence and Research Political
Robert A. Destro A/S Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Political
Ronald Mortensen A/S Population, Refugees and Migration Career*
Denise Natali A/S Conflict and Stabilization Operations Political
R. Clarke Cooper A/S Political-Military Affairs Political
David Stilwell A/S East Asian and Pacific Affairs Political
Carol Z. Perez Director General of the Foreign Service Career
Nathan Sales Counterterrorism Coordinator Political
Stephen Akard Director, Office of Foreign Missions Political
Jennifer Gillian Newstead Legal Adviser Political
Sean P. Lawler Chief of Protocol Political
Samuel Dale Brownback Ambassador-at-Large, International Religious Freedom Political
John Cotton Richmond Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons Political
Jeffrey Eberhardt Ambassador-at-Large, Nonproliferation Political (Civil Service)

U.S. Agency for International Development

Name Position Career/Political
Mark Green Administrator Political
Bonnie Glick Deputy Administrator Political
Brock Bierman Assistant Administrator, Europe & Eurasia Political
Michael T. Harvey Assistant Administrator, Middle East Career
Richard C. Parker Assistant Administrator, Legislative and Public Affairs Political
Mina Chang Assistant Administrator, Asia Political
John Barsa Assistant Administrator, Latin America and the Caribbean Political

Foreign Commercial Service

Name Position Career/Political
Elizabeth Erin Walsh FCS Director General Political

Foreign Agricultural Service

Name Position Career/Political
Ted McKinney U/S Trade and Foreign Agricultural Services Political
William Northey U/S Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Political

U.S. Agency for Global Media (formerly Broadcasting Board of Governors)

Name Position Career/Political
Michael Pack CEO Political

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Name Position Career/Political

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Positions marked with ¹ do not require Senate confirmation.