Referring to Eacho and others selected for senior diplomatic posts, President Obama said: “I’m grateful that these talented and dedicated individuals will be serving my administration and representing our nation abroad. I look forward to working with them in the months and years ahead to strengthen our relationships in the global community and our standing in the world.”
According to The Center for Responsive Politics (CRP), Eacho is one of President Obama’s “bundlers” who raised a minimum of $500,000 during the campaign. If confirmed, Eacho will replace David F. Girard-diCarlo , the 2000 chairman of the Bush-Cheney election campaign who was appointed U.S. Ambassador to Austria in 2008. The last career diplomat who was appointed U.S. Ambassador to Austria was Douglas MacArthur II, who served there from 1967-1969, according to CRP.