White House Announces Nominee for Next US Ambassador to Lithuania
September 14, 2012
The U.S. Embassy is pleased to announce that President Obama intends to nominate Deborah Ann McCarthy as the next U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania. Her nomination by the President is the first step in this process, but as we say goodbye to Ambassador Anne Derse this weekend, the Embassy looks forward to welcoming Ms. McCarthy to Lithuania soon.
In the White House’s announcement of the nomination, President Obama said, “I am grateful [Ms. McCarthy] has agreed to join this Administration, and I’m confident she will serve ably in this important role. I look forward to working with her in the months and years ahead.”
Below is her full biography:
Deborah Ann McCarthy, Nominee for Ambassador to the Republic of Lithuania, Department of State
Deborah Ann McCarthy, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, currently serves as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs. Previous positions with the Department of State include Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Athens, Greece from 2008 to 2010, Special Coordinator for Venezuelan Affairs from 2006 to 2007, Senior Advisor for Counter Terrorism from 2004 to 2006, and Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement from 2002 to 2004. Additional overseas assignments include Consul General in Montreal, Canada (2001 to 2002), Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Managua, Nicaragua (1998 to 2001), and Economic Counselor in Paris, France (1996 to 1998) and Port au Prince, Haiti (1991 to 1993). Ms. McCarthy received a B.A. from the University of Virginia, and an M.A. and an M.S.F.S. from Georgetown University.