On August 3, the U.S. president announced his intention to nominate a number of candidates for the position of U.S. ambassador to several countries. Among them was a candidate for the post of U.S. ambassador to Turkmenistan. Elizabeth Rood, a diplomatic official currently serving as deputy chief of the U.S. Embassy in Russia, was named.
Elisabeth Rood has the rank of Minister Counselor and extensive diplomatic and leadership experience. The candidate's service record is extensive - she previously worked in Georgia as deputy head of the diplomatic mission, did responsible diplomatic work in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Abkhazia, Nagorno-Karabakh, etc.
The candidate for U.S. Ambassador to Turkmenistan is a recipient of State Department awards for outstanding achievements.