Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to nominate the following individual to a key position in his Administration:

Steven Christopher Koutsis, of Massachusetts, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Chad.

Steven Koutsis, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister Counselor, currently serves as Charge d’Affaires of the United States Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan.  Previously, he served as Director of the Office of the Special Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan, Deputy Chief of Mission in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, and Deputy Director in the Office of Central African Affairs.  Earlier assignments include service as Team Leader of the Provincial Reconstruction Team in Diyala Province, Iraq, Political and Economic Counselor in Monrovia, Liberia, and Deputy Chief of Mission in Nouakchott, Mauritania.  Mr. Koutsis earned a B.A. from Boston University in 1979.  He is the recipient of the Department of Army Superior Civilian Service Award for his service in Iraq.  Mr. Koutsis speaks French and Arabic.


Today, President Donald J. Trump announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key positions in his Administration:

Robert A. Ingram, of North Carolina, to be a Member of the President’s Cancer Panel, for the remainder of a three-year term expiring February 20, 2022.

Edith Peterson Mitchell, of Tennessee, to be a Member of the President’s Cancer Panel, for the remainder of a three-year term expiring February 20, 2020.

John P. Williams, of Virginia, to be a Member of the President’s Cancer Panel, for the remainder of a three-year term expiring February 20, 2021, and to be designated Chairman for the term of one year.