Adrienne S. O'Neal

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Adrienne S. O'Neal
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United States Ambassador to Cape Verde
Assumed office
December 9, 2011
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Marianne M. Myles
Personal details
Born Durham, North Carolina, United States

Adrienne S. O'Neal is the United States Ambassador to Cape Verde. One June 24, 2011, O'Neal was nominated by President Barack Obama to serve as Ambassador and was then confirmed by the United States Senate on October 18, 2011.[1][2] O'Neal presented her credentials to Cape Verde's president, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, on December 9, 2011.[3]

Early life and education[edit]

O'Neal was born in Durham, North Carolina, and raised in New Orleans.[2] She is a resident of Michigan, and formerly served as Diplomat in Residence at the University of Michigan from 2007 to 2009. O'Neal received a B.A. in business administration and Spanish from Spelman College. She also earned an M.M.L. in Spanish language and literature from Middlebury College in Vermont.[3]


Since joining the U.S. Foreign Service in 1983, O'Neal has since become a career member with the rank of Minister Counselor. She has previously served in Italy, Argentina, Mozambique, Brazil, Portugal and Washington, DC.[3][2] She became Ambassador to Cape Verde in December, 2011, after appointment by President Barack Obama, replacing Marianne M. Myles.


  1. ^ "Obama nominates Adrienne O’Neal for Ambassador to Cape Verde". ForCV. 28 June 2011. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c Brown, Ann (28 Nov 2012). "Ambassador Adrienne O’Neal: Building Bridges Between U.S. and Cape Verde". The Network Journal. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c "O'Neal, Adrienne S". Biographies. US Department of State. Retrieved 3 March 2013. 

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