The Global Plum Book identifies the 100 key political appointed positions in an Administration who are responsible for development and diplomacy policy. Get background and bios on all the latest appointments at the White House, State Department, USAID, and beyond. For a quick guide to the top foreign policy positions across the Administration, download this PDF booklet.

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First Vice President of the Export-Import Bank

Judith D. Pryor

First Vice President of the Export-Import Bank

Nominee for Assistant Administrator for Middle East at USAID

Tamara Cofman Wittes

Nominee for Assistant Administrator for Middle East at USAID

This position directs and supervises all activities of the Middle East Bureau and its overseas operations.

Nominee for Undersecretary of State for Management

John R. Bass

Nominee for Undersecretary of State for Management

The Undersecretary of State for Management is the State Department’s representative on the President’s Management Council and is the Department official responsible for implementing the President’s Management Agenda.

Nominee for Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation

Molly Phee

Nominee for Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and Member of the Board of Directors of the African Development Foundation

Oversees Department of State activities in Africa.

Nominee for Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs

Michele Sison

Nominee for Assistant Secretary of State for International Organization Affairs

Oversees the Department of State’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs, handling relations with international organizations including the United Nations (UN).

Nominee for Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs

Lee Satterfield

Nominee for Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs

Leads the Department of State’s Bureau for Educational and Cultural Affairs.