Need help with a thread idea I'm working on

Can someone give me the name (if any) of an Obama cabinet official, preferably a low-level one, who was overseas during the first two weeks of September 2008?
Preferably Australia or New Zealand, but if not those I'll take anyplace out of the way that is not likely to be overly targeted during a nuclear exchange. Thanks for the help!
Since Obama didn't get elected until November 2008 and inaugurated on Jan 20, 2009 he didn't have a Cabinet in September 2008.