Teplitz Alaina B - Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal - April 2015


REPORT FOR THE COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN RELATIONS

UNITED STATES SENATE

SUBJECT: Ambassadorial Nomination: Certificate of
Demonstrated Competence -- Foreign Service
Act, Section 304(a)(4)

POST: Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal

CANDIDATE: Alaina B. Teplitz

Alaina B. Teplitz, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, currently serves as Director of the Office of Management Policy, Rightsizing, and Innovation at the U.S. Department of State, a position she has held since 2012. Known as an extremely talented and experienced manager, Ms. Teplitz previously served in South Asia in senior management positions. Her senior Washington assignments also have given her the broad-based experience and perspective needed by our Ambassador to Nepal.

Previously, Ms. Teplitz served as the Management Minister Counselor at U.S. Mission Kabul (2011-2012), Deputy Executive Director in the Department’s Bureau of Near East and South Asian Affairs (2009-2011), and Director of Management Tradecraft Training at the Department’s Foreign Service Institute (2007-2009). Prior to that, Ms. Teplitz served as the Deputy Director of Joint Administrative Services at U.S. Embassy Brussels, Belgium (2004-2007), Management Officer at U.S. Embassy Dhaka, Bangladesh (2002-2004), and as Program Analyst at the Center for Administrative Innovation at the Department (2001-2002). She also was Administrative Officer at U.S. Consulate General Sydney, Australia (1999-2001), and Special Assistant in the Department’s Bureau of Administration (1998-1999). Her early assignments after joining the Foreign Service in 1991 included serving as a Watch Officer in the Department’s Operations Center, Administrative Officer at U.S. Embassy Tirana, Albania, and Economic Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

Ms. Teplitz earned a B.A. from Georgetown University in 1991, and currently is studying for a Master’s at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. She is the recipient of numerous Department of State awards. Ms. Teplitz’s languages are Albanian, Chinese-Mandarin, French and Mongolian.