The President today announced his intention to nominate Mary C. Pendleton, of Virginia, a career member of the Foreign Service, class one, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Moldova.
Since 1990, Ms. Pendleton has served as Director of the Administrative Training Division at the School of Professional Studies at the Foreign Service Institute. From 1989 to 1990, she was in senior training at the National Defense University Industrial College of the Armed Forces. Ms. Pendleton has served as a Foreign Service officer at the Department of State in several positions since 1975, including: administrative counselor at the American Embassy in Bucharest, Romania, 1987 - 89; post management officer in the Bureau of European and Canadian Affairs, 1984 - 87; administrative officer at the American Embassy in Lusaka, Zambia, 1982 - 84; a visa officer and staff aide at the American Embassy in Manila, Philippines, 1978 - 79; and a general services officer at the American Embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, 1976 - 77.
Ms. Pendleton graduated from Spalding University (B.A., 1962) and Indiana University (M.A., 1969). She was born June 15, 1940, in Jefferson County, KY. Ms. Pendleton currently resides in Arlington, VA.