Who Will Replace Nikki Haley as US Ambassador to UN?
President Trump announced on Tuesday that he has narrowed down the list of potential replacements for Nikki Haley, who resigned from her post as United Nations Ambassador.
The following are the potential candidates for the job:
Heather Nauert was designated as Acting Under Secretary for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs on March 13, 2018. She will continue to serve as State Department Spokesperson, a position she has held since April 25, 2017. Heather Nauert joined the State Department after a career in broadcast journalism. As a New York-based anchor and correspondent at the Fox News Channel, Ms. Nauert was responsible for overseeing breaking news on the top-rated US morning cable news show.
Dina Powell serves on the Management Committee and is responsible for helping to build and enhance the firm’s relationships with sovereign clients around the world. She rejoined Goldman Sachs in 2018 as a Partner in the Investment Banking Division after serving as the US Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy from 2017 to 2018. Earlier in her career, Ms. Powell served as Assistant Secretary of State for Educational and Cultural Affairs and Deputy Undersecretary of Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy and as a senior White House advisor as Assistant to the President for Presidential Personnel.
Richard A. Grenell was nominated by President Donald Trump and confirmed on April 26 as U.S. Ambassador to Germany. He was a Partner with Los Angeles-based Capitol Media Partners. He has served as a senior policy and communications advisor for public officials at the local, state, federal and international levels, as well as for a Fortune 300 ranked company. Grenell is the longest serving U.S. spokesman and political appointee at the UN in history having served from 2001-2008.
Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. is a prominent politician, diplomat and businessman, whose distinguished record of public service includes two terms as Governor of Utah (2005-2009), and service as U.S. Ambassador to China (2009 – 2011) and to Singapore (1992 – 1993). In addition, he served as Deputy United States trade representative (2001-2003), Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for East Asia and the Pacific (1990 -1992), and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for the Trade Development Bureau (1989-1990). He began his career in public service as a White House Staff Assistant to President Ronald Reagan.