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: Islamic Republic of Pakistan
CANDIDATE: William E. Todd
Mr. Todd, a career member of the Senior Executive Service, is the Deputy Under Secretary of State for Management. He previously served in senior leadership roles as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Human Resources and as Acting Director General for Human Resources for the Department of State, and as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. Overseas, Mr. Todd has twice served as United States Ambassador. First, as Ambassador to Brunei (2008 – 2010) and subsequently as Ambassador to Cambodia (2012 – 2015). Mr. Todd was Coordination Director for Development and Economic Affairs, at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan from 2010 – 2011. Mr. Todd’s distinguished record of experience in senior leadership roles, his substantive knowledge of South Asia policy issues, and his first-hand experience of working at one of the most challenging posts in our diplomatic service, all combine to make him an excellent candidate to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan.
Mr. Todd’s considerable experience is buttressed by his service as a Deputy Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs and as Executive Director of the Bureau of Resource Management in the State Department. Mr. Todd also served in the Department of Transportation as Director of the Office of Security and Administrative Management and in the Department of Commerce in various positions including as Deputy Assistant Inspector-General for Auditing and as Director of Planning and Resource Management.
Mr. Todd earned his B.S. from Longwood College, Farmville, Virginia. He has won numerous awards over his government career including three Presidential Rank Awards.