Hall, Anne - Republic of Lithuania - April 2016


REPORT FOR THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS

UNITED STATES SENATE

SUBJECT: Ambassadorial Nomination: Certificate of
Demonstrated Competence -- Foreign Service
Act, Section 304(a)(4)

POST: Republic of Lithuania

CANDIDATE: Anne Hall

Anne Hall, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, currently serves as Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs at the Department of State, a position she has held since 2014. Ms. Hall served as Chargé d' Affaires and Deputy Chief of Mission in Lithuania from 2010 to 2013 when she played a critical role in advancing U.S. Government security and economic goals in Lithuania and the region. That experience, as well as her deep regional knowledge, broad management skills and ability to work successfully with and lead interagency teams make her well qualified to serve as Chief of Mission in Lithuania.

Previously, Ms. Hall served as Director of the Office of Central European Affairs in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (EUR) (2013-2014), Principal Officer and Consul General at U.S. Consulate General Krakow, Poland (2006-2009), and EUR’s Senior Cyprus Desk Officer (2003-2005). Before that, she served as Norway and Denmark Desk Officer (2001-2003), and as Special Assistant to the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs (2000-2001). She also served as Consular Section Chief at U.S. Consulate General Shanghai (1997-2000), Special Assistant to the Secretary of State (1994-1995), and on the Executive Secretariat Staff of the Secretary of State (1993-1994). Earlier assignments included serving as Peru Desk Officer, Economic Officer in Brazil and Consular Officer in Colombia.

Ms. Hall earned a B.A. from the University of Maine and an M.A. and Masters of Public Affairs from the University of Texas at Austin. She has won numerous Department of State awards. Her languages are Spanish, Portuguese, Lithuanian, Polish and Mandarin Chinese.