US President Joe Biden has announced his intent to nominate Geoffrey Pyatt, the outgoing Ambassador to Greece, as Assistant Secretary of State for Energy Resources.
Pyat has served in Greece since 2016, an unusually long run for an Ambassador, and has been an especially active envoy.
He will be replaced by Greek-American George J. Tsunis who has been officially confirmed by the United States Senate in March.
According to a profile released Friday by the White House’s briefing room, “Geoffrey R. Pyatt, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Career Minister, currently serves as U.S. Ambassador to Greece, a position he has held since 2016.
Pyatt was U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine
Before that, Pyatt was U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, and he was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs. Previously, he served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Mission to the International Atomic Energy Agency and International Organizations in Vienna, Austria.