Chargé d’affaires a.i.
Kevin Covert, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, is Chargé d’affaires for Mission New Zealand. Before arriving in Wellington in August 2019, he served as Chargé in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, Deputy Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, and Director for Russia on the National Security Council Staff.
Acting Deputy Chief of Mission
Sarah Spodek joined the Foreign Service in 2002, and has served in Wellington, Baghdad, Suva, Abu Dhabi, Kingston, Kampala, Beirut, and Damascus. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco, and worked as a business consultant before joining the Foreign Service.
Sarah Nelson has been with the U.S. Department of State for 30 years serving in both the civil and foreign service. Most recently she was at the Naval War College. Her previous tours include China, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Canada, Papua New Guinea, Jordan, India, Washington, D.C & temporary duty to Samoa.
President of the United States
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Vice President of the United States
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U.S. Secretary of State
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