SFS Alumni Hale, Hammer Nominated for Obama Administration Posts

President Obama has announced his intention to nominate several SFS alumni to key administration posts.

  • Ambassador David Hale (F'83) has been nominated to serve as Ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon.

    Hale, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career-Minister, is Special Envoy for Middle East Peace. He previously served as Deputy Special Envoy for Middle East Peace. From 2008 to 2009, he was a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. Prior to that, Ambassador Hale served as U.S. Ambassador to Jordan from 2005 to 2008.
     

  • Michael A. Hammer (F'85) has been nominated to serve as Ambassador to the Republic of Chile.

    Hammer, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, is Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the Department of State. Previously, he was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the State. From 2009 to 2011, he was Special Assistant to the President, Senior Director for Press and Communications and National Security Council Spokesman at the White House.