Daniel V. Speckhard, a former U.S. ambassador to Greece (2007-2010), was named president and CEO of Lutheran World Relief, effective July 1. He follows interim president Jeff Whisenant, LWR’s executive vice president, and John Nunes, who stepped down in July 2013 to serve as Emil and Elfrieda Jochum Chair at Valparaiso [Ind.] University. Speckhard is currently a senior adviser at Palantir Technologies and a non-resident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He has held diplomatic roles for both Republican and Democratic administrations, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Atlantic Council. He attends the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer in McLean, Va.
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