WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden announces his intent to nominate the following individuals to serve as key leaders in his administration:
- Amy L. Solomon, Nominee for Assistant Attorney General, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice
- Milancy Harris, Nominee for Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Security & Intelligence, U.S. Department of Defense
- Joey R. Hood, Nominee for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Tunisia
- Jonathan Henick, Nominee for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Uzbekistan
- Richard Glick, Nominee for Member and Chair of the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
Joey R. Hood, Nominee for Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Republic of Tunisia
Joey R. Hood is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor. Hood served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, U.S. Department of State, and was the Acting Assistant Secretary of the Bureau from January to September, 2021. Previously, Hood served in leadership positions overseas as the Chargé d’affaires and Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, the Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Kuwait City, Kuwait, and the Principal Officer of the U.S. Consulate General in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Hood’s other assignments include service as the Deputy Director and the Acting Director of the Office of Iranian Affairs in the State Department’s Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, as the Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Embassy, Doha Qatar, and as the Political-Economic Section Chief of the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen. Hood earned a B.A. Degree from Dartmouth College and an M.A. Degree from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Hood speaks French and Arabic.