Appointments | October 2020

Appointments

Natalie E. Brown – U.S. Ambassador to Uganda

Natalie E. Brown (SFS) of Nebraska is the new U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Uganda. Since 2016, she served as the chief of mission and chargé d’affaires at Embassy Asmara. Brown has served as the deputy permanent representative and deputy chief of mission of the U.S. Mission to the U.N. in Rome, and deputy chief of mission in Tunis. She has served at posts in Amman, Kuwait City, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and Conakry. In Washington, she served as a senior watch officer in the Executive Secretariat’s Operations Center, an international affairs officer in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, and as a desk officer for Mali, Burkina Faso, and Niger. Brown has a B.S. from Georgetown University and an M.S. from the U.S. Marine Corps Command and Staff College. She speaks French and Arabic and has studied Italian, German, Amharic, and Tigrinya.


Sandra E. Clark – U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso

Sandra E. Clark (SFS) of Maryland is the new U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso. Clark was previously the director of the Office of West African Affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs. She has served as a senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund, deputy chief of mission in Dakar, deputy coordinator of assistance to Europe and Eurasia, and as director of the Office of Economic Policy and Public Diplomacy. Clark has also served as the economic counselor in London, special assistant to the Under Secretary for Economic, Business, and Agricultural Affairs, and as deputy director in the Office of North Central European Affairs. Clark has a B.A. from Swarthmore College and a J.D. from the Columbia University School of Law. She speaks French and Russian.


Joseph Manso – U.S. Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons

Joseph Manso (SFS) of New York is the new U.S. Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons. Manso was previously deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of International Organizations. He has served as director of the Office of United Nations Political Affairs, director of the Office of Regional European Security Affairs, deputy permanent representative and deputy chief of mission at the United States Mission to NATO in Brussels, deputy chief of staff to the NATO secretary general, director of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Programs at the U.S. embassies in Iraq and Bolivia, and director of Americas Programs in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. Manso has also taught at the National War College. He has a B.A. from Fordham College and a J.D. from Fordham Law School. He speaks Spanish and French.


Richard M. Mills Jr. – U.S. Deputy Representative in the Security Council of the U.N and U.S. Deputy Representative to the U.N.

Richard M. Mills Jr. (SFS) of Texas is the new U.S. Deputy Representative in the Security Council of the United Nations and U.S. Deputy Representative to the United Nations. Mills previously served as the charge d’affaires at Embassy Canada. He has served as ambassador to Armenia, deputy chief of mission in Beirut, deputy chief of mission in Valletta, and in various diplomatic roles at posts in the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, and Pakistan. Mills was also a senior democracy advisor in Baghdad and a political officer at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. Mills earned a B.S. from Georgetown University, an M.A. from the National Defense University, and a J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law.


William W. Popp – U.S. Ambassador to Guatemala

William W. Popp (SFS) of Missouri is the new U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Guatemala. Previously he served as deputy chief of mission in Brazilia, where he was also chargé d’affaires from 2018 to early 2020. Popp has served as the political counselor and acting deputy chief of mission in Nairobi, deputy principal officer and acting principal officer in São Paulo, deputy economic counselor in Bogata, and has served in various diplomatic positions at posts in Luanda, Angola, and Managua. In Washington, Popp has served as the director of the Office of Regional Economic Policy and Summit Coordination, senior Brazil desk officer, and as a staff assistant in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. Popp has a B.A. from Westminster College, an M.A. from George Washington University, and an M.S. from the National War College. He speaks Spanish and Portuguese.


Henry T. Wooster – U.S. Ambassador to Jordan

Henry T. Wooster (SFS) of Virginia is the new U.S. Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. Previously he served as the deputy assistant secretary for the Maghreb and Egypt in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. Wooster has served as deputy chief of mission in Paris, charge d’affaires in Amman, and as political counselor in Islamabad. He has also served as director for Central Asia at the National Security Council, and he was the foreign policy advisor to the commanding general, U.S. Joint Special Operations Command. Earlier in his career, Wooster worked as the acting deputy assistant secretary for Iran and as director of the Office of Iranian Affairs. Wooster served as an officer in the U.S. Army Reserve for 24 years. He has a B.A. from Amherst College and an M.A. from Yale University. He speaks French and Russian and has a working knowledge of Arabic, Farsi, and Syriac/Aramaic.