U.S. Ambassador to Georgia Kelly Degnan took an oath, the U.S. Embassy in Georgia shared the information on its official Facebook page.
Under Secretary of State, David Haley attended the ceremony.
Kelly Degnan is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, currently serving as the Political Advisor to the Commander of United States Naval Forces Europe / United States Naval Forces Africa. Previously, she was the Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) to the U.S. Mission to Italy and San Marino in Italy, Deputy Executive Secretary to the State Department, and Deputy Chief of Mission to the United States in Kosovo.
During her 25-year career, Kelly Degnan served as a political adviser to the U.S. Mission to NATO, a senior civilian representative in the Salerno Brigade Combat Team in Afghanistan and a Deputy Political Advisor to the U.S. Diplomatic Mission in Turkey. Kelly Degnan was Assistant Secretary of State for Political Affairs.
She has a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Northwestern and a doctorate in law from the University of Southern California. Kelly Degnan is the ESA Award winner and speaks Italian, French, Turkish, and Urdu.