The United States Senate on Thursday voted to confirm the nomination of Arizona businessman Donald Ray Tapia to become Ambassador to Jamaica.
He was confirmed by a vote of 66 to 26.
The White House is to be notified of the Senate's decision.
The Senate's Foreign Relations Committee previously recommended that Mr. Tapia be confirmed to the post.
A statement on the White House website said Mr. Tapia served as Chairman and CEO of Essco Group Management, the largest Hispanic owned business in Arizona.
Jamaica has been without a top US diplomat since the departure of Luis Moreno in July 2017.