printable banner

U.S. Department of State - Great Seal

U.S. Department of State

Diplomacy in Action

Anne W. Patterson


Photo of Anne W. Patterson
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs
Term of Appointment: 12/23/2013 to present
Share

Ambassador Anne W. Patterson is a career diplomat, who currently serves as Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs.

Prior to returning to Washington for this assignment, Ambassador Patterson served as United States Ambassador to Egypt (2011-2013) and as Ambassador to Pakistan (2007-2010). She has served the State Department as Assistant Secretary of State for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs, Deputy Permanent Representative at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, and as the State Department’s Deputy Inspector General. She has also served as Ambassador to Colombia (2000-2003) and as Ambassador to El Salvador (1997-2000).

In 2008, Ambassador Patterson was promoted to the rank of Career Ambassador, the highest rank in the Foreign Service. She has been awarded the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award twice, in 2008 and 2010, the Ryan Crocker Award for Expeditionary Diplomacy in 2010, and was named one of Foreign Policy magazine’s Top 100 Global Thinkers in 2011.

A native of Fort Smith, Arkansas, Ambassador Patterson graduated from Wellesley College.

Sign-in

Do you already have an account on one of these sites? Click the logo to sign in and create your own customized State Department page. Want to learn more? Check out our FAQ!

OpenID is a service that allows you to sign in to many different websites using a single identity. Find out more about OpenID and how to get an OpenID-enabled account.