Anne Hall assumed her duties as Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs on July 28, 2014. She is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service.
Previously she was Director of Central European Affairs in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, responsible for managing relations with Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lichtenstein, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland.
Ms. Hall was Charge d'Affaires, a.i. of the U.S. Embassy in Vilnius, Lithuania from September 2012 through February 2013 and Deputy Chief of Mission in Vilnius from 2010-2013. From 2006-2009 she served as Principal Officer of the American Consulate General in Krakow, Poland. From 2003-2005 Ms. Hall was the Senior Cyprus Country Officer, participating in negotiations in support of a United Nations settlement of the Cyprus problem. From 2001-2003 Ms. Hall served in the European Bureau’s Office of Nordic and Baltic Affairs, during the run-up to the Baltic countries’ entrance into NATO and the European Union.
Ms. Hall also held several staff positions in Washington, including as Special Assistant to Secretary of State Warren Christopher, in the Office of Executive Secretary Mark Grossman, and as Special Assistant to Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Maura Harty. She also served overseas in China, Brazil and Colombia.
She is the recipient of several Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards. In July 2009 the President of Poland decorated her with the Knight’s Cross of the Order of Merit of the Republic of Poland. She speaks Lithuanian, Polish, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish and Portuguese.