By The Hill Staff - 12/10/09 12:55 AM EST
• The president has nominated Donald Booth as ambassador to Ethiopia. Booth is currently the ambassador to Zambia and was previously ambassador to Liberia. He previously served as director of the Office of Technical and Specialized Agencies at the State Department’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs. Prior to this position, he served as director of the Office of West African Affairs.
• Larry Persily has been nominated to be federal coordinator for Alaska Natural Gas Transportation Projects. Persily has worked for more than a decade on oil and gas issues for three Alaskan governors and the Alaska State Legislature. He currently is an aide handling oil and gas issues for Alaska State House Finance Committee Co-Chairman Mike Hawker.