Key Officers

Ike Reed has been Counselor for IAEA Affairs at the U.S. Mission Permanent Mission to International Organizations in Vienna, Austria (UNVIE) since September, 2015. He is also currently Acting Deputy Chief of Mission. Previously he had been serving as the Mission’s Counselor for United Nations Affairs since August, 2014.

Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Reed was Director for Mainland Southeast Asia in the Department of State’s Bureau of East Asia and Pacific Affairs.  Previously, he served as a Special Advisor on the staff of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) military command in Kabul, Afghanistan (2009-2010), as Economic-Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Singapore (2006-2009) and as Director for Southeast Asia at the National Security Council (2004-2005).  A career member of the Foreign Service, Mr. Reed’s other postings include assignments to the U.S.. Mission in Geneva, U.S. embassies in Jakarta and Bangkok, and the East Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau at the State Department. He holds master’s degrees from National Defense University and Northern Arizona University and a bachelor’s degree from Ohio University.

  • Phone: +43 (1) 31339 4802

Nan Fife is a Senior Foreign Service Officer who joined the U.S. Permanent Mission to International Organizations in Vienna in December 2015.  She leads the section at the Mission that is responsible for representing the United States in international organizations responsible for crime, corruption, drugs, space, commercial trade law, sustainable energy, and other issues.

In 2013-2015, Nan was director of the Export Control and Related Border Security program in the State Department’s International Security and Nonproliferation Bureau.  That program provided approximately $60 million annually in strategic trade controls assistance to more than 60 countries worldwide.  Nan chaired the Inter-Agency Working Group for Nonproliferation Export and Border Control Assistance.

Nan previously served overseas as the Political Counselor at the U.S. Embassies in Canberra and Quito, as a political officer in Tokyo and Manila, and as a consular officer in Bogota.  Her other domestic State Department assignments focused on UN political issues, legislative affairs, Colombia, Korea, Southeast Asia, and orientation training for new personnel.

Before joining the Foreign Service, Nan worked as a legislative assistant for a Member of Congress in the U.S. House of Representatives.  She received a master’s degree in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies in Washington DC and bachelor’s degrees summa cum laude from Miami University in Ohio.

  • Phone: +43 (1) 31339 4728

Erik Martini arrived in Vienna in August, 2016 as the Mission’s Arms Control Counselor, which has primary responsibility for covering nuclear disarmament, the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty, the Nuclear Supplier’s Group, the Wassenaar Arrangement, and the Hague Code of Conduct Against Ballistic Missile Proliferation.
He is the alternate U.S. Representative to the CTBT Preparatory Commission and focuses on matters related to preparations for CTBT entry-into-force.
Prior to his posting in Vienna, he was Political and Economic Section Chief in Lahore, Pakistan, Deputy Chief of the Political and Economic Section in Yaounde, Cameroon and also served as a Watch Officer in the State Department’s Operations Center in Washington DC.  Previous postings include Quito, Ecuador and Chennai, India.  Before joining the State Department, Erik was a commercial litigator for McGuire Woods LLP in its Baltimore office.  He obtained his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison and, in between, served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Guatemala and as a staff assistant to a Member of Congress in Washington.

  • Phone: 43-1-31339-4797
  • Fax: 43-1-31339-4795

Kathryn Holmgaard has been the Public Affairs Officer of the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna since August 2015. Her previous tour was in Washington D.C. as the press officer for the Bureau of International Organization Affairs. Prior to that, she was a consular officer at U.S. Embassy Cairo from 2011 to 2013, a reporting officer for the 2010 UN General Assembly in New York, and a political officer at U.S. Embassy Baghdad and in the Office of Iraq Political Affairs in Washington from 2008 to 2010. She speaks Spanish and Arabic.

Prior to joining the Foreign Service in 2008, Ms. Holmgaard worked in the Department of Defense museum system at the Hampton Roads Naval Museum in Norfolk, VA.

Ms. Holmgaard received her B.A. in History from the College of William and Mary, and her M.A. in International Studies from Old Dominion University. She has one daughter.

  • Phone: 0043 1 31339-4726
  • Fax: 0043 1 31339-4772