Officially In: Dawn M. Liberi – from Libya to Burundi

On July 10, President Obama announced his intent to nominate Dawn M. Liberi as the next Ambassador to the Republic of Burundi. The WH released the following brief bio:

Dawn M. Liberi, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Career Minister, most recently served as the Senior Assistance Coordinator at the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli.  From 2009 to 2011, she served as Coordinator for the Interagency Provincial Affairs Office at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul and as Senior Civilian Representative for the Combined Joint Task-Force 82 with the International Security Assistance Force Regional Command-East at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.  From 2006 to 2009, she was an Executive Civil-Military Counselor with USAID.  From 2005 to 2006, Ms. Liberi was the USAID Mission Director in Iraq.  She previously served as the USAID Mission Director in Nigeria (2002-2005) and Uganda (1998-2002).  Other assignments have included: USAID Associate Assistant Administrator in the Global Bureau, Population, Health and Nutrition Office (1994-1998); USAID Deputy Mission Director in Ghana (1992-1994); and Population, Health and Nutrition Technical Officer for USAID’s missions in Senegal and Niger from (1981-1987).

Ms. Liberi received a Bachelor’s Degree from Hampshire College and an M.P.H. from the University of California at Berkeley.

03 Jun 10, 9320C-006 | PARWAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the commander of NATO’s International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan, poses with U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, the commander of Combined Joint Task Force-82, Dawn Liberi, the senior civilian representative for Regional Command East, and U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas R. Capel, the CJTF-82 command sergeant major, in front of a 9-foot segment of an I-beam that was once part of the World Trade Center. The unveiling of the beam was part of the Memorial Day ceremony May 31 at the RC-East command building at Bagram Airfield. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Spencer J. Case, 304th Public Affairs Detachment)

If confirmed, Ms. Liberi would succeed Pamela J. H. Slutz, a career Foreign Service Officer, who was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to Burundi on November 2, 2009.  The embassy is currently headed by Sam Watson of Virginia, a career member of the Foreign Service who assumed the duties of Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in September, 2011 and is now serving as Charge d’Affaires a.i.

Domani Spero

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