Tracker: Senior Official Appointments

Updated: July 27, 2021

Total Appointments: 37
Career Appointments: 10/27.0%
Other Appointments: 27/73.0%

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
Brian McKeon 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
  U/S Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs  
Brian Nichols A/S Western Hemisphere Affairs Career
Karen Donfried 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
  A/S Legislative Affairs  
Gentry Smith A/S Diplomatic Security Other/Retired FS
  A/S Administration  
  A/S Economic and Business Affairs  
C.S. Eliot Kang A/S International Security and Non-Proliferation Other/Civil Service
  A/S Global Public Affairs  
Michele Sison A/S International Organization Affairs Career
Mallory Stewart A/S Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Other
Lee Satterfield A/S Educational and Cultural Affairs Other
  A/S Energy Resources  
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
Sarah Margon 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
Marcia Bernicat Director General of the Foreign Service Career
  Counterterrorism Coordinator  
  Legal Adviser  
Rufus Gifford Chief of Protocol Other
  Director, Office of Foreign Missions  
  Ambassador-at-Large, International Religious Freedom  
  Director, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons  
Adam Scheinman Ambassador-at-Large for Nonproliferation Other
  Ambassador-at-Large for Global Criminal Justice  
  Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women's Issues  

U.S. Agency for International Development

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
  Assistant Administrator, Europe & Eurasia  
Tamara Cofman Wittes Assistant Administrator, Middle East Other
Marcela Escobari Assistant Administrator, Latin America and the Caribbean Other
  Assistant Administrator, Asia  
  Assistant Administrator, Africa  
  Assistant Administrator, Legislative and Public Affairs  
  Assistant Administrator, Resilience and Food Security  
Atul Gawande Assistant Administrator, Global Health Other
  Assistant Administrator, Humanitarian Assistance  
  Assistant Administrator, Development, Democracy and Innovation  
  Assistant Administrator, Conflict Prevention and Stabilization  

Foreign Commercial Service

Name Position Career/Other
Arun Venkataraman FCS Director General Other

Foreign Agricultural Service

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

U.S. Agency for Global Media

Name Position Career/Other

Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service

Name Position Career/Other

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Positions marked with ¹ do not require Senate confirmation.