List of ambassadors of the United States to Kosovo


This is a list of ambassadors of the United States to Kosovo. The ambassador is the head of the Embassy of the United States in Pristina.

Ambassador of the United States to Kosovo
Ambasadori i Shteteve të Bashkuara në Kosovë
Seal of the United States Department of State
Incumbent
Philip S. Kosnett

since December 3, 2018
ResidencePristina, Kosovo
NominatorThe President of the United States
Inaugural holderTina S. Kaidanow
as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
FormationJuly 18, 2008
WebsiteU.S. Embassy - Pristina

The formal title for ambassadors is Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary. Heads of the US Office that existed prior to US recognition of Kosovo's independence and the opening of the US Embassy in 2008 were titled Chief of Mission and were often of Ambassadorial rank.

President Joe Biden nominated career US diplomat and deputy chief of the US Embassy in Ankara, Turkey Jeffrey Hovenier for the position on June 2, 2021; he has yet to be confirmed by the Senate.[1]

Ambassadors


# Ambassador Image Career track Appointed Presented credentials Terminated mission President(s)
Chief of Mission
1 Reno L. Harnish Career FSO August 30, 2002 July 20, 2003 George W. Bush
2 Marcie Berman Ries July 20, 2003 July 28, 2004
3 Philip Goldberg July 28, 2004 July 4, 2006
4 Tina Kaidanow July 4, 2006 April 8, 2008
Chargé d'Affaires
4 Tina Kaidanow Career FSO April 8, 2008 July 18, 2008 George W. Bush
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary
4 Tina Kaidanow Career FSO July 18, 2008[2] July 25, 2008[3] July 6, 2009[3] George W. Bush
Barack Obama
5 Christopher Dell May 27, 2009[4] July 31, 2009[5] August 9, 2012
6 Tracey Ann Jacobson April 2, 2012[6] August 16, 2012[7] July 10, 2015
7 Greg Delawie June 29, 2015 August 21, 2015[8] September 26, 2018
Donald Trump
8 Philip S. Kosnett September 10, 2018 December 3, 2018[9] Present
Joe Biden

See also


References


  1. Ward, Myah (July 2, 2021). "Biden names more ambassadorships, including Amy Gutmann for Germany". POLITICO. Retrieved July 2, 2021.
  2. "US names new ambassador to Kosovo". Press TV. 19 July 2008. Retrieved March 22, 2010.
  3. "Tina S. Kaidanow (1965–)". U.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  4. "U.S. names new Kosovo ambassador". B92. May 28, 2009. Retrieved March 22, 2010.
  5. "Christopher William Dell - Biography". usembassy.gov. Archived from the original on March 10, 2010. Retrieved March 22, 2010.
  6. "Tracey Ann Jacobson (1965–)". U.S. Department of State, Office of the Historian. Retrieved November 19, 2015.
  7. "Ambassador Jacobson's statement after presenting credentials to President Jahjaga, August 16, 2012". usembassy.gov. Retrieved March 3, 2013.
  8. http://pristina.usembassy.gov/amb_delavie_cr_remarks.html
  9. "Ambassador Kosnett's Remarks following Presentation of his Credentials, December 3, 2018". usembassy.gov. Retrieved December 4, 2018.