President Biden nominates Michael Raynor as Ambassador to Senegal and Guinea-Bissau
Michael Raynor is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service who most recently served as the U.S. Ambassador to Ethiopia. Earlier, he held positions as the Assistant Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan and the U.S. Ambassador to Benin. Raynor also was the Director of the Office of Career Development and Assignments in the Bureau of Global Talent Management and the Executive Director in the Bureau of African Affairs at the State Department. Raynor’s earlier experience includes service at the U.S. Embassies in Zimbabwe, Namibia, Guinea and Djibouti. He earned his B.A. from Lafayette College and a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University. He is the recipient of the State Department’s Leamon R. Hunt Award for Management Excellence. He speaks fluent French.