Ambassador Alice G. Wells
Alice G. Wells, a career Foreign Service Officer, was sworn in as the United States Ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan on July 28, 2014. She previously served as a senior adviser in the Near Eastern Affairs Bureau in the Department of State, as Special Assistant to the President for Russia and Central Asia in the White House (2012-2013); Executive Assistant to Secretary of State Clinton (2011-2012); and Executive Assistant to Under Secretary for Political Affairs William J. Burns (2009-2011).
From 2006 to 2009, Ambassador Wells served as Minister Counselor for Political Affairs at U.S. Embassy Moscow, and previously worked as Director of Maghreb Affairs and as Acting Director of Egypt and North African Affairs in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs.
Ambassador Wells also served as a political officer at U.S. Embassy New Delhi, U.S. Embassy Islamabad and U.S. Embassy Riyadh.
Ambassador Wells has a B.A. from Stanford University and a joint M.A. from the University of California at Los Angeles/Rand Corporation. She speaks Russian and has studied Arabic, Urdu and Hindi. She is married to Kurt E. Amend, with whom she has three children.
Former Chiefs of Mission for Jordan
Wells Stabler (1949-1950)
Gerald Augustin Drew (1950-1952)
Joseph Coy Green (1952)
Joseph Coy Green (1952-1953)
Lester DeWitt Mallory (1953-1958)
Parker Thompson Hart (1958)
Sheldon Tibbetts Mills (1959-1961)
William Butts Macomber (1961-1963)
Robert Gaylord Barnes (1964-1966)
Findley Burns (1966-1967)
Harrison Matthews Symmes (1967-1970)
Lewis Dean Brown (1970-1973)
Thomas Reeve Pickering (1974-1978)
Nicholas Alexander Veliotes (1978-1981)
Richard Noyes Viets (1981)
Paul Harold Boeker (1984-1987)
Roscoe Seldon Suddarth (1987-1990)
Roger Gran Harrison (1990)
Wesley William Egan (1994-1998)
William Joseph Burns (1998-2001)
Edward William Gnehm (2001-2004)
David Michael Satterfield (2004)
David Hale (2005-2008)
Robert Stephen Beecroft (2008-2011)
Stuart E. Jones (2011-2014)