Washington, DC — This day, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate: Mary Catherine Phee, Nominee for Assistant Secretary of Negate for African Affairs and to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the African Construction Foundation
Mary Catherine Phee, a profession member of the Senior Foreign Service with the inferior of Minister Counselor, currently serves as Principal Deputy Particular Consultant for Afghanistan Reconciliation at the Negate Department.
She became as soon as U.S. Ambassador to South Sudan from 2015 to 2017.
Beforehand, she served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, and as Chief of Employees in the Put of dwelling of enterprise of the Particular Envoy for Sudan and South Sudan. She also became as soon as the Performing Assistant Secretary of Negate for Global Organization Affairs and Deputy Safety Council Coordinator at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, facing UN engagement in Africa for every portfolios.
Earlier in her profession, Phee served as Director for Iraq at the National Safety Council and as Senior Civilian Consultant of the Coalition Provisional Authority to Maysan Province, Iraq. She started her profession in Amman, Jordan and also worked at U.S. Embassies in Cairo, Egypt and Kuwait Metropolis, Kuwait.
She got the Robert C. Frasure Memorial Award for battle decision and peacemaking, the James A. Baker, III-C. Howard Wilkins, Jr. Award for Neatly-known Deputy Chief of Mission, the Secretary of Protection Meritorious Civilian Service Award, the Describe of the British Empire Award, and a Presidential Poor Award. She speaks Arabic. A local of Chicago, she is a graduate of Indiana College and holds a Grasp’s stage from the Fletcher College of Legislation and Diplomacy at Tufts College.