Mary Warlick appointed new US ambassador to Serbia
US President Barack Obama announced his intent to appoint Warlick to one of the key posts in the administration, the release says. Mary Burce Warlick, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, served until May 2009 as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Policy and prior to that as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for European and NATO Policy.
She served previously as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for Russia at the National Security Council (2007-2008) and Director of the State Department's Office of Russian Affairs (2004-2007). Her previous diplomatic assignments include Minister-Counselor for Economic Affairs at the US Embassy in Moscow (2001-2004), Global Affairs Counselor and Economic Officer in Bonn, Germany (1994-1998), and Economic Officer in Manila, Philippines (1988-1990) and Dhaka, Bangladesh (1986-1988).