FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JOHN F. TEFFT NOMINATED TO BE U.S. AMBASSADOR TO UKRAINE
President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts
The White House,Office of the Press Secretary, Wash, D.C. Wed, Sep 30, 2009
WASHINGTON – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key administration posts:
John F. Tefft, Ambassador to Ukraine, Department of State
President Obama said, “The individuals announced today will play an important role in my administration, each bringing an impressive background to their respective roles. I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years.”
John F. Tefft has been a career Foreign Service Officer for 37 years. He most recently served as United States Ambassador to the Republic of Georgia from 2005-2009. Prior to that assignment Mr. Tefft served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs and was responsible for US relations with Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova. From 2003-2005 Mr. Tefft was the International Affairs Advisor at the National War College in Washington, DC.