Anne E. Derse was the ambassador to Lithuania. She is a career foreign service officer, who joined after receiving her Master of Arts in International Relations in 1981. Her first assignment was in Trinidad and Tobago from 1981 to 1983. She then seared as Minister Counselor for Economic Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the European Union, and assisted in establishing the embassy in Baghdad in 2004. She also served in Azerbaijan prior to her nomination and subsequent swearing in as Ambassador to Lithuania.