Marcie Berman Ries

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Marcie Berman Ries
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United States Ambassador to Bulgaria
Assumed office
October 1, 2012
President Barack Obama
Preceded by James Warlick
United States Ambassador to Albania
In office
October 30, 2004 – June 16, 2007
President George W. Bush
Preceded by James Franklin Jeffrey
Succeeded by John L. Withers, II
Personal details
Spouse(s) Charles P. Ries
Profession Diplomat, Career Ambassador

Marcie Berman Ries is a senior American foreign service officer currently serving as the United States Ambassador to Bulgaria.[1]


A specialist in national security issues and arms control, Ries worked as the Director of the Office of United Nations Political Affairs from 2001 to 2003, and then served as the Chief of Mission in Pristina, Kosovo from 2003 to 2004.[2]

In 2005, she was appointed as American ambassador to Albania, and held that position until 2007.[2][3] She left Albania in 2007 to become the Minister-Counselor for Political-Military Affairs in Iraq.[2]

Upon returning to Washington D.C., she became the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, and then went on to serve as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear and Strategic Policy.[2]


Ries obtained her Master's degree from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. She is married to Charles P. Ries, a former U.S. ambassador to Greece.


  1. ^ President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts, The White House, Office of the Press Secretary, May 24, 2012
  2. ^ a b c d "Marcie Berman Ries, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nuclear and Strategic Policy". United States Department of State. Retrieved 19 December 2010. 
  3. ^ "Marcie B. Ries". Soylent Communications. Retrieved 19 December 2010.