Stephen Mull

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Stephen Mull
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Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation
Assumed office
September 25, 2015
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Joseph Macmanus (Acting)
United States Ambassador to Poland
In office
November 8, 2012 – September 25, 2015
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Lee Feinstein
Succeeded by Paul Jones
Executive Secretary of the Department of State
In office
June 21, 2009 – October 5, 2012
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Daniel Smith
Succeeded by John Bass
Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs
Acting
In office
January 11, 2007 – August 11, 2008
President George W. Bush
Preceded by John Hillen
Succeeded by Mark Kimmitt
United States Ambassador to Lithuania
In office
August 26, 2003 – June 16, 2006
President George W. Bush
Preceded by John Tefft
Succeeded by John Cloud
Personal details
Born (1958-04-30) April 30, 1958 (age 58)
Reading, Pennsylvania, U.S.
Alma mater Georgetown University

Stephen D. Mull (born April 30, 1958) is a Senior Foreign Service officer who previously served as United States Ambassador to Poland, Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs and United States Ambassador to Lithuania.

Ambassador Mull holds the rank of Career Ambassador, the highest diplomatic rank in the United States Foreign Service. [1]

On September 18, 2015, Mull was appointed as the United States Lead Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation, tasked with carrying out the terms of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action by United States Secretary of State John Kerry.[2]

Biography[edit]

Mull was born in Reading, Pennsylvania. He graduated from Georgetown University with a Bachelor of Science degree in International Politics in 1980.

Mull is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service in the class of Minister Counselor. He previously served as the Deputy Chief of Mission in Jakarta, Indonesia, and has served as a Consular or Political Officer for the U.S. Missions in Poland, the Bahamas, and South Africa since the beginning of his career in the Foreign Service in 1982.

Prior to his assignment in Jakarta, Mull worked as Deputy Director of the State Department Operations Center, as Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, Poland, as Director of the Office of Southern European Affairs in the Bureau of European Affairs, and as Deputy Executive Secretary in the Office of the Secretary of State.

On March 10, 2003, then-U.S. President George W. Bush nominated Mull as the U.S. Ambassador to Lithuania.[3] After being confirmed by the Senate, he assumed his position on August 26, 2003. He completed his tour of duty on July 18, 2006.[4]

On April 30, 2009, Mull testified before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee on international efforts to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia.[5]

Mull is married to Cheri Stephan. The Mulls have one child, Ryan.

Ambassador to Poland[edit]

Stephen Mull was appointed the United States Ambassador to Poland on October 24, 2012. He speaks Polish fluently.[6]

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Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
John Tefft
United States Ambassador to Lithuania
2003–2006
Succeeded by
John Cloud
Preceded by
Lee Feinstein
United States Ambassador to Poland
2012–2015
Succeeded by
Paul Jones
Preceded by
Joseph Macmanus
Acting
Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation
2015–present
Incumbent
Political offices
Preceded by
John Hillen
Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs
Acting

2007–2008
Succeeded by
Mark Kimmitt
Preceded by
Daniel Smith
Executive Secretary of the Department of State
2009–2012
Succeeded by
John Bass