Tracker: Senior Official Appointments

Updated: April 12, 2024

Total Appointments: 60
Career Appointments: 16/26.7%
Other Appointments: 44/73.3%

Names in italics are still awaiting confirmation.


Department of State

Name Position Career/Other
Antony Blinken Secretary of State Other
Wendy Sherman Deputy Secretary of State Other
Kurt Campbell Deputy Secretary of State Other
Brian McKeon Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Other
Richard R. Verma Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Other
Victoria Nuland U/S Political Affairs Other/Retired FS
Bonnie Jenkins U/S Arms Control and International Security Other
Uzra Zeya U/S Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights Other/Retired FS
Jose Fernandez U/S Economic Growth, Energy and the Environment Other
John R. Bass U/S Management Career
Elizabeth Allen U/S Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Other
Brian Nichols A/S Western Hemisphere Affairs Career
Karen Donfried A/S European and Eurasian Affairs Other
James C. O'Brien A/S European and Eurasian Affairs Other
Mary Catherine 'Molly' Phee A/S African Affairs Career
Donald Lu A/S South and Central Asian Affairs Career
Barbara Leaf A/S Near Eastern Affairs Other/Retired FS
Daniel Kritenbrink A/S East Asian and Pacific Affairs Career
Rena Bitter A/S Consular Affairs Career
Naz Durakoğlu A/S Legislative Affairs Other
Gentry Smith A/S Diplomatic Security Other/Retired FS
Alaina Teplitz A/S Administration Career¹
Ramin Toloui A/S Economic and Business Affairs Other
C.S. Eliot Kang A/S International Security and Non-Proliferation Other/Civil Service
Elizabeth Allen A/S Global Public Affairs Other¹
William Russo A/S Global Public Affairs Other¹
Michele Sison A/S International Organization Affairs Career
Mallory Stewart A/S Arms Control, Deterrence, and Stability Other
Lee Satterfield A/S Educational and Cultural Affairs Other
Geoffrey Pyatt A/S Energy Resources Career
Todd Robinson A/S International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Career
Brett Holmgren A/S Intelligence and Research Other
Anne Witkowsky A/S Conflict and Stabilization Operations Other
Jessica Lewis A/S Political-Military Affairs Other
Dafna Hochman Rand A/S Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Other
Julieta Valls Noyes A/S Population, Refugees and Migration Career
Monica Medina A/S Oceans and Intn'l Environmental and Scientific Affairs Other
Kristen Sarri A/S Oceans and Intn'l Environmental and Scientific Affairs Other
Marcia Bernicat Director General of the Foreign Service Career
Elizabeth H. Richard Counterterrorism Coordinator Career
Margaret L. Taylor Legal Adviser Other
Rufus Gifford Chief of Protocol Other
Rebecca Eliza Gonzales Director, Office of Foreign Missions Career
Cardell Kenneth Richardson, Sr. Inspector General Other

U.S. Agency for International Development

USAID-Specific Numbers: Political 13 (76.5%), Career FS 2 (11.8%), Civil Service 2 (11.8%)

Name Position Career/Other
Samantha Power Administrator Other
Isobel Coleman Deputy Administrator, Policy and Programming Other
Paloma Adams-Allen Deputy Administrator, Management and Resources Other
Erin Elizabeth McKee Assistant Administrator, Europe & Eurasia Career
Andrew Plitt Assistant Administrator, Middle East Career
Marcela Escobari Assistant Administrator, Latin America and the Caribbean Other
Rolfe Michael Schiffer Assistant Administrator, Asia Other
Monde Muyangwa Assistant Administrator, Africa Other
Jodi Beth Herman Assistant Administrator, Legislative and Public Affairs Other
Atul Gawande Assistant Administrator, Global Health Other
  Assistant Administrator, Development, Democracy and Innovation  
Paul Martin Inspector General Other
Dina Esposito Assistant to the Administrator, Resilience and Food Security Other
Sarah Charles Assistant to the Administrator, Humanitarian Assistance Other¹
Robert Jenkins Assistant to the Administrator, Conflict Prevention and Stabilization Other/Civil Service¹
Colleen Allen Assistant Administrator, Management Other/Civil Service¹
Michele Sumilas Assistant to the Administrator, Policy, Planning and Learning Other¹
Adetola Abiade Assistant to the Administrator, HCTM Other¹

Foreign Commercial Service

Name Position Career/Other
Arun Venkataraman FCS Director General Other
Maria Louise Lago Under Secretary, International Trade Other

Foreign Agricultural Service

Name Position Career/Other
Alexis Taylor U/S Trade and Foreign Agricultural Services Other

U.S. Agency for Global Media

Name Position Career/Other
Amanda Bennett CEO Other

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Name Position Career/Other

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Positions marked with ¹ do not require Senate confirmation.