Ambassador Gerald Zackios currently serves as the Ambassador of the Republic of the Marshall Islands to the United States. He presented his credentials to President Barack H. Obama on September 16, 2016. He made most of his wealth as an Attorney and as a politician.
7. Casten Nemra
Casten Ned Nemra is a Marshallese politician who was President of the Marshall Islands for 17 days in January 2016. He was the youngest person to hold the job and the second commoner.
Nemra served as the Budget Director for Office of International Development Assistance from 2001 to 2004. He then served as Assistant Secretary for the Ministry of Finance from 2004 to 2007. Nemra was next appointed the Chief Secretary of the Republic of the Marshall Islands from 2008 until 2015.
Nemra was elected as a Senator in the Nitijeļā in the 2015 general election, representing the Jaluit Atoll constituency in the Ralik Chain.