Embassy of the United States, Chișinău
|Embassy of the United States in Chișinău|
|Address||103 Mateevici St|
The Embassy of the United States to Moldova in Chișinău is the diplomatic mission of United States of America to Moldova. James Pettit is current U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova, and was sworn in on 30 January 2015.
The United States recognized the independence of Moldova on December 25, 1991 and opened an Embassy in its capital, Chișinău, in March 1992. The United States Ambassador to Moldova, Asif Chaudhry, arrived at post on September 24, 2008.
Principal U.S. Embassy Officials include:
- Ambassador—James D. Pettit
- Consular Officer—David Franz
- Management Officer—Stanislas Parmentier
- Political/Economic Officers—Daria Fane, John Hardman, Michael Mates
- Public Affairs Officer—John Balian
- Regional Security Officer—Nick Pietrowicz
- USAID Officer—Gary Linden
Former U.S. Ambassadors
- Mary Pendleton served as the first United States Ambassador to Moldova from 1992 until 1995.
- Todd Stewart from 1995 to 1998
- Rudolf V. Perina was nominated to be U.S. Ambassador to Moldova on April 27, 1998. Mr. Perina was confirmed by the Senate on June 26 and presented his credentials to the President of Moldova on September 11, 1998.
- Pamela Hyde Smith was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova on November 2, 2001, in a ceremony led by Secretary of State Colin Powell in Washington, D.C.. Ms. Smith presented her credentials to Moldovan President Vladimir Voronin on November 27, 2001, in Chișinău.
- Heather M. Hodges was sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to Moldova on September 12, 2003 and presented her credentials to the President of the Republic of Moldova, Vladimir Voronin on October 10, 2003.
- Michael D. Kirby presented his credentials as Ambassador to the Republic of Moldova on September 21, 2006.
- Asif Chaudhry: 2008–2011
- William H. Moser: 2011–2015
- James D. Pettit: 30 January 2015–present
Heather M. Hodges, former ambassador