Biographies: Senior Officials

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs
David M. Satterfield

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Near Eastern Affairs
Joan A. Polaschik

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iraq Affairs
Joseph S. Pennington

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Assistance Coordination
Richard A. Albright

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Press and Public Diplomacy
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Deputy Assistant Secretary for Levant, Syria, Israel, and Palestine Affairs
Michael A. Ratney

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Arabian Peninsula Affairs
Timothy A. Lenderking

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Iran Affairs
Christopher R. Backemeyer

Deputy Assistant Secretary for Egypt and Maghreb Affairs
Yael Lempert