William Joseph Burns From Wikipedia – Served as Ambassador of the United States to Jordan from 1998 to 2001, Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs from 2001 to 2005, Ambassador of the United States to the Russian Federation from 2005 to 2008.

William Joseph Burns (born April 11, 1956) is President of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace[1] and former United States Deputy Secretary of State (2011-2014). He retired from the US Foreign Service in 2014 after a 33-year diplomatic career. Burns previously served as Ambassador of the United States to Jordan from 1998 to 2001, Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs from 2001 to 2005, Ambassador of the United States to the Russian Federation from 2005 to 2008, and Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 2008 to 2011, among other senior roles in Washington and abroad. He holds the highest rank in the Foreign Service, career ambassador,[2] and is only the second serving career diplomat in history to become Deputy Secretary of State. On January 11, 2021, President-elect Joe Biden nominated him to head the Central Intelligence Agency.