Saturday, May 22, 2010

Officially In: Peter Michael McKinley to Bogota

Bogota's CathedralImage by Pablo... via Flickr
On May 7, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Peter Michael McKinley to be Ambassador to the Republic of Colombia. The WH released the following brief bio:

P. Michael McKinley is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. He currently serves as the U.S. Ambassador to Peru. He previously served as Deputy Chief of Mission and ChargĂ© d' Affaires at the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels. He has also served as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration. Ambassador McKinley was Deputy Chief of Mission and ChargĂ© d' Affaires at U.S. Embassies in Mozambique, Uganda, and Belgium.  Earlier assignments include U.S. Embassy London, three tours in Washington and Bolivia. Ambassador McKinley completed his undergraduate and graduate studies in the United Kingdom, and has a doctorate from Oxford University.

If confirmed, Ambassador McKinley would succeed three times ambassador, Bill Brownfield who was appointed to the US Embassy in Bogota in 2007. List of US Ambassadors to Colombia is here.

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