On August 3, President Joseph Biden nominated Elizabeth Rood for the post of US Ambassador to Turkmenistan, the official website of the White House reports .
Elizabeth Rude is a North Carolina-based senior career diplomat with the rank of Minister-Counsellor. Since June of this year, she has been the Deputy Head of the US Embassy in Russia.
Before coming to Moscow, Rud worked as a teaching assistant at the US Army War College. From 2017 to 2020, she served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the US Embassy in Tbilisi, Georgia. From 2014 to 2016, Rude served as a political adviser for the US Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan.
Previously, Elizabeth Roode headed the Office of Export Control Cooperation of the US Department of State at the Bureau of International Security and Non-Proliferation, the Office of Caucasian Affairs and Regional Conflicts at the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, and the Foreign Service Institute's Stabilization Operations Unit. In addition, she was the senior officer of the US Consulate General in Peshawar, Pakistan.
She has also served as the US State Department's representative to the provincial reconstruction team in southeast Afghanistan's Paktika Province, and as US Deputy Special Representative for the Nagorno-Karabakh, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, and Transnistrian conflicts.
The diplomat's previous appointments include the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, the US Delegation to International Organizations in Vienna, Austria, the US Consulate General in Düsseldorf, Germany, and the US Embassy in Vienna, Austria, and the US Embassy in Moscow, Russia.
Roode is the recipient of numerous State Department Distinguished Service Awards, including three Distinguished Foreign Service Awards.
She speaks French, Russian, German, Pashto, Dari and Georgian.
Since June 2019, the post of US Ambassador to Turkmenistan has been held by Matthew Steven Klimow .
Source: Chronicles of Turkmenistan