Jennifer Leigh Brush (United States) took up her duties as Head of the OSCE to Moldova on 11 April 2012 after a career in the United States Foreign Service. Prior to her appointment she served as Director of the Office of South Central European Affairs in Washington. In this capacity, she managed U.S. foreign policy towards South-Eastern Europe. Her Foreign Service overseas assignments include the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna and the U.S. Embassies in Sarajevo, Ankara, Warsaw and Belgrade.
Ms. Brush served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Belgrade. Prior to this service, she was the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Turkmenistan, where she received a Superior Honor Award for her efforts as Chargé d'Affaires to transform Turkmenistan to a market-oriented democracy following the death of the long-time president there. She has also served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands where she received a Superior Honor Award for her work in assisting with the renewal of the Compact of Free Association and use of the U.S. Army Base on Kwajalein Atoll.
Prior to her assignment in Majuro, Ms. Brush was the State Department Director of the International Science and Technology Center in Moscow, and the Science and Technology Center of Ukraine. These multilateral organizations, also supported by the host countries Japan, Canada, and the EU, assisted former Soviet weapons of mass destruction scientists convert their research to peaceful purposes.
Ms. Brush received her BA from Sophie Newcomb College of Tulane University and her MPP from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She also studied at the University of Washington's Jackson School of Russian and East European Studies and at the Political Science Faculties of the Universities of Zagreb and Sarajevo in the former Yugoslavia. Ms. Brush began her international career as a high school exchange student in Kraljevo, Serbia. Ms. Brush's foreign languages include Russian, Turkmen, Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Polish, Turkish and French. She has received a number of Superior and Meritorious Honor awards from the Department of State.
Mr. Timothy Williams (Canada), from April 1993 to November 1993
Mr. Richard Samuel (UK), from January 1994 to November 1994
Mr. Philip Hahn (Canada), from 1994 to June 1995
Mr. Michael Wygant (US), from May 1995 to May 1996
Mr. Donald Johnson (US), from September 1996 to September 1996
Mr. John Evans (US) from September 1997 to June 1999
Mr. William Hill (US), from June 1999 to October 2001
Mr. David H.Swartz (US), from December 2001 to December 2002
Mr. William Hill (US), from January 2003 to July 2006
Mr. Louis Francis O'Neill (US), from July 2007 to December 2007
Mr. Philip Remler (US), from December 2007 to January 2012