President Obama Nominates Kevin F. O’Malley as U.S. Ambassador to Ireland

THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 5, 2014

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

  • Kevin F. O’Malley – Ambassador to Ireland, Department of State
  • Jessie H. Roberson – Member, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board, and upon appointment to be designated Vice Chair
  • Daniel J. Santos – Member, Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board

President Obama said, “I am proud to nominate such impressive men and women to these important roles, and I am grateful they have agreed to lend their considerable talents to this Administration. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead.”

President Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individuals to key Administration posts:

Kevin F. O’Malley, Nominee for Ambassador to Ireland, Department of State

Kevin F. O’Malley is an officer in the Litigation Department at Greensfelder, Hemker and Gale in St. Louis, Missouri and has been a practicing trial lawyer for over 35 years.  Mr. O’Malley has been an adjunct professor at Washington University School of Law since 2013, and taught at St. Louis University School of Law from 1979 to 1985.  He served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in St. Louis from 1979 to 1983 and was a Special Attorney in the Organized Crime and Racketeering Section of the Department of Justice from 1974 to 1979.  In 2009, Missouri Governor Jay Nixon appointed Mr. O’Malley to the Missouri Board of Healing Arts.  Mr. O’Malley served as a legal instructor for the American Bar Association’s Central and East European Law Initiative in Moscow in 1996 and Warsaw in 1999.  He received an A.B. and a J.D. from Saint Louis University.