Ambassador Designate – Jeanne M. Maloney

Jeanne Marie Maloney, U.S. Ambassador Designate to the Kingdom of Eswatini

Jeanne M. Maloney, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, became U.S. Ambassador Designate to the Kingdom of Eswatini when she took the Oath of Office on December 9, 2020.

Most recently, Ambassador Designate Maloney served as the Foreign Policy Advisor to U.S. Army Africa in Vicenza, Italy. Previously, she was the Director of the Office of Security Affairs in the Department of State’s Bureau of African Affairs. Earlier assignments in the Department include service as Career Development Officer, Bureau of Human Resources; Director of the Office of Terrorist Screening and Interdiction, the Bureau of Counterterrorism; and Deputy Political-Military Counselor, U.S. Embassy Baghdad, Iraq. Before that, she was Director of the Office of Fraud Prevention Programs, Bureau of Consular Affairs; Senior Advisor, Office of the Coordinator for Counterterrorism; Angola Desk Officer, Bureau of African Affairs; and Consul, U.S. Embassy Brasilia, Brazil. She also served as Consular Officer, U.S. Embassy Lisbon, Portugal; Desk Officer for Portugal and the Vatican; Watch Officer, Operations Center; and Consular Officer, U.S. Embassy Kuwait.

Ambassador Designate Maloney earned her B.A. degree from the College of William and Mary and her M.B.A. from the University of Tulsa. Her foreign languages include Portuguese, Spanish, and some Arabic.