Hill G. Kathaleen - Republic of Malta - July 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: Republic of Malta

CANDIDATE: G. Kathleen Hill

G. Kathleen Hill, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, serves as Senior Advisor in the Office of the Executive Secretary, a position she started in June 2015. Ms. Hill is well known for her outstanding management skills and effective human resource management that have produced high staff morale and efficient operations within the Secretary’s executive office and at multiple large posts overseas. She also holds specialized knowledge and policy expertise that has helped to advance a range of U.S. goals and objectives throughout the globe, background that makes her uniquely qualified to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Malta.

Previously, Ms. Hill served in the Department as Deputy Executive Secretary and Executive Director of the Office of the Executive Secretary (2013-2015), Deputy Executive Director, Executive Directorate for the Bureaus of European Affairs and International Organizations (2012-2013), and Supervisory Post Management Officer, Executive Directorate for the Bureaus of Near Eastern Affairs and South and Central Asian Affairs (2010-2012). Before that, she was Political Economic Officer at U.S. Consulate General Vancouver, Canada (2007-2010) and Management Officer at the U.S. Consulate General Milan, Italy (2004-2007), and was Human Resources and Budget and Fiscal Officer, U.S. Embassy Tashkent, Uzbekistan (2002-2004). She also served in the Department as Post Management Officer, Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs (2000-2002), Watch Officer, Operations Center (1999-2000), Assistant General Services Officer, U.S. Embassy Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina (1997-1999), and Political and Consular Officer, U.S. Embassy Belgrade, Serbia (1995-1997).

Ms. Hill earned a B.A. from the University of Denver in 1986 and a Masters of International Affairs at Columbia University in 1988. She has won numerous Department performance awards. Her languages are Italian, Russian, and Serbian.