Sept. 10, 2018: Stephanie S. Sullivan was confirmed as the U.S. Ambassador to Ghana by the U.S. Senate on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018. Sullivan, of Maryland, is a career member of the federal government’s Senior Foreign Service, and she has worked as a diplomat since 1986. She is currently the Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, a position she has held since 2017. She was previously the U.S. Ambassador to Congo and the Chief of Staff to the Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources, and the Political Chief in Accra, Ghana. Sullivan received a B.A. from Brown University and an M.S. from the National Defense University. She speaks French, Lingala and basic Spanish.