The previous ambassador was employed by longtime Biden overseas coverage aide Anthony Blinken.
He served for 5 years — from 1990-1995 — on the Nationwide Safety Council workers below Presidents George H.W. Bush and Invoice Clinton. One place he had was a particular assistant and senior director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Affairs.
Burns additionally was State Division spokesman for a number of years throughout the Clinton administration and was US ambassador to Greece.
Underneath George W. Bush, he was US ambassador to NATO and later the third-highest rating State Division official — the Underneath Secretary of State — earlier than retiring from public service in 2008.
Burns introduced earlier this month that he was supporting Biden’s presidential bid.