whitehouse.gov, October 20, 2015
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Jean Elizabeth Manes, Nominee for Ambassador to the Republic of El Salvador: Jean Elizabeth Manes, a career member of the Foreign Service, class of Counselor, serves as Principal Deputy Coordinator in the Bureau of International Information Programs at the Department of State, a position she has held since 2013. Prior to this, she served as Deputy Director of the Department’s Florida Regional Center in 2013 and as Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan from 2012 to 2013. Ms. Manes also served as Director of Resources in the Office of Policy, Planning, and Resources for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs from 2010 to 2012, Cultural Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil from 2009 to 2010, Principal Officer at the U.S. Consulate in Ponta Delgada-Azores, Portugal from 2006 to 2009, and Regional Program Officer in the Bureau of International Information Programs from 2003 to 2006. Her earlier assignments with the Department of State include postings in Argentina and Uruguay. Ms. Manes received a B.S. from Liberty University and an M.P.A. from American University.