WASHINGTON, DC – On June 24 President Obama announced his intent to nominate Adrienne O’Neal for ambassador to the Republic of Cape Verde.
O’Neal, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, is currently serving as a Director of the Senior Level Division of Career Development and Assignments in Human Resources at the Department of State.
Adrienne O’Neal’s previous assignments have included Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Lisbon, Director of the Office of Public Affairs and Public Diplomacy for Europe and Eurasian Affairs, and Deputy Press Secretary to the Director of National Drug Control Policy at the White House. Since joining the Foreign Service in 1983, Ms. O’Neal has also served overseas in Italy, Argentina, and Mozambique. From 2007 to 2009, Ms. O’Neal was Diplomat in Residence at the University of Michigan.
Ms. O’Neal received a B.A. from Spelman College and a M.M.L. from Middlebury College.