Biden Picks Linda Thomas-Greenfield for U.N. Ambassador

AmNews Staff Reports | 11/23/2020, 7:03 p.m.
Biden Picks Linda Thomas-Greenfield for U.N. Ambassador
Linda Thomas-Greenfield National Archives and Records Administration

President-Elect Joe Biden nominated Linda Thomas-Greenfield to be U.N. Ambassador.

Thomas-Green served as the Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of African Affairs. Her three-decades long career in the Foreign Service also includes an ambassadorship to Liberia from 2008-2010.

A Louisiana native, Thomas-Greenfield credited her mother for her success.

“My mother taught me to lead with the power of kindness and compassion to make the world a better place,” said Thomas-Greenfield.

Her nomination requires approval by the Senate. Thomas-Greenfield continued, “I’ve carried that lesson with me throughout my career in Foreign Service – and, if confirmed, will do the same as Ambassador to the United Nations.”