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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General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, MCC
Millennium Challenge Corporation

Cameron Alford

General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, MCC

General counsel and corporate secretary, a Vice President- level position, entails counseling the MCC’s Board of Directors and senior management on legal and policy issues.

NSC – Coordinator for Democracy and Human Rights
White House

Shanthi Kalathil

Coordinator for Democracy and Human Rights

Serves on the White House National Security Council (NSC).

The Coordinator for Democracy and Human Rights is responsible for incorporating human rights and international democracy concerns as central elements of the administration’s foreign policy.

Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs
Department of State

Daniel Kritenbrink

Nominee for Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs

Leads the State Department’s Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs.

Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs
Department of State

Brian Nichols

Nominee for Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs

Leads the State Department’s Bureau for Western Hemisphere Affairs.

Assistant to the Administrator for USAID’s Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance
USAID

Sarah Charles

Assistant to the Administrator for USAID’s Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance

As the head of the Bureau of Humanitarian Assistance, the assistant to the administrator oversees USAID’s disaster assistance efforts.

Deputy to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations
Department of State

Jeffrey Prescott

Deputy to the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations

Assists the U.S. Ambassador to the UN by acting as a liaison in Washington, D.C., interacting with Congress and acting as a stand-in for the UN ambassador.