Sandra Oudkirk has been in the United States Foreign Service for 30 years and joined the Bureau of East Asian & Pacific Affairs as U.S. Senior Official for APEC and Deputy Assistant Secretary for Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands in May 2019.
Jeremy Cornforth is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service. He assumed the position of Deputy Director of the American Institute in Taiwan in July 2021 after serving as Chief of the Consular Section at the U.S. Consulate General in Guangzhou, China.
Kaohsiung Branch Chief
Mason Yu assumed the position of Branch Chief of the American Institute in Taiwan’s (AIT’s) Kaohsiung Branch Office in August 2020.
Public Diplomacy Section Chief
Diane Sovereign is currently chief of Public Diplomacy Section at the AIT. She joined the United States Department of State in 2002, and has served as a diplomat in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Prior positions include: USNATO in Brussels as a Political Officer; in Mosul, Iraq as the Public Affairs Officer.
Commercial Section Chief
Brent Omdahl currently serves as the Commercial Section Chief of the American Institute in Taiwan, where he manages a team of 20 marketing and customer service professionals. His team’s primary roles are to promote cooperation between U.S. firms, Taiwan companies and the Taiwan authorities.
President of the United States
President Biden represented Delaware for 36 years in the U.S. Senate before becoming the 47th Vice President of the United States. As President, Biden will restore America’s leadership and build our communities back better.
Vice President of the United States
Kamala D. Harris is the Vice President of the United States of America. She was elected Vice President after a lifetime of public service, having been elected District Attorney of San Francisco, California Attorney General, and United States Senator.
U.S. Secretary of State
Antony J. Blinken is the 71st U.S. Secretary of State. He was nominated by President Biden on November 23, 2020; confirmed by the U.S. Senate on January 26, 2021; and sworn in by Vice President Kamala Harris the following day.