Blue Hill Resident Anne Hall Unanimously Confirmed by the Senate as Ambassador to Lithuania

Washington, D.C.—The U.S. Senate unanimously confirmed Anne Hall as the new Ambassador to Lithuania last night.  Senator Collins introduced Ms. Hall and spoke in favor of her nomination last month at a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing.  Ms. Hall, a career member of the Foreign Service, is a resident of Blue Hill, Maine, and spends time there between her overseas tours in Europe, Asia, and South America. 

“I am glad that my colleagues joined me in unanimously approving Anne’s nomination,” said Senator Collins.  “Anne not only has a distinguished career in the Foreign Service and expertise in the Baltic States, but also has strong ties to the Great State of Maine.  Her extensive experience in the region is impressive, and she has a clear-eyed view of the challenges facing this relatively small, but critically important NATO ally.  I am certain that Anne will do an excellent job representing the United States in Lithuania, as she has done throughout her career in the Foreign Service.”

Ms. Hall grew up in Orono and received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maine.  She was most recently working as Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs.  Previously she was Director of Central European Affairs in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, responsible for managing relations with Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Lichtenstein, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland.