Obama picks Doherty for new US Ambassador in Nicosia 

Obama picks Doherty for new US Ambassador in Nicosia 

Nicosia, March 26, 2015/ Independent Balkan News Agency

By Kyriacos Kyriacou

Kathleen Ann Doherty`s nomination for US Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus was announced on Wednesday by US President Barack Obama and it was sent to the Senate for approval. She will be succeeding Ambassador John Koening whose term expires this summer.

Kathleen Ann Doherty, a career member of the Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, currently serves as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, Italy, a position she has held since 2013.

Previously, Doherty served at the Department of State as Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs from 2011 to 2013 and as Director of the Office of European Union  and Regional Affairs from 2010 to 2011.

Prior to that, she served as Economic Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in London, United Kingdom from 2008 to 2010, Economic Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, Russia from 2006 to 2008, Senior Watch Officer in the State Department’s Operations Center in 2005, and Economic Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Rome, Italy from 2000 to 2004.

After joining the Foreign Service in 1990, her early assignments included posts in the Dominican Republic and Brazil.

Doherty received a B.A. from Colgate University and an M.Sc. from the London School of Economics.