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

Erin Elizabeth McKee of California, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and the Republic of Vanuatu, Department of State.

Ms. McKee, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, currently serves as Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Indonesia.  Previously, Ms. McKee was Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator and Chief Human Capital Officer in the USAID Office of Human Capital and Talent Management, and Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Policy, Planning, and Learning at USAID headquarters in Washington, D.C.  She has served at USAID Missions in Kazakhstan, Iraq, Peru, Bolivia, Israel, and Russia.  Ms. McKee earned a B.A. at the University of California at Davis, and an M.A. at the University of Washington.  She speaks Russian, Spanish, and Bahasa Indonesian.

LaJuana S. Wilcher of Kentucky, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation (Public Member).