Piper Anne Wind Campbell

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Piper Anne Wind Campbell
Campbell, Piper Anne.jpg
9th United States Ambassador to Mongolia
Incumbent
Assumed office
August 6, 2012
Preceded by Jonathan Addleton

Piper Anne Wind Campbell is an American diplomat. She currently serves as the 9th U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia.

Campbell was born in Buffalo, New York, in 1966, the daughter of Gay and David N. Campbell.[1] She attended Nichols School in Buffalo and was inspired to pursue a career in the Foreign Service after a study abroad program in Japan. She obtained a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in 1988 and joined the Foreign Service in 1989.

Campbell's early assignments included Manila, Brussels, the State Department's Operations Center in Washington, DC, and the Department's Bureau of International Organization Affairs. In 1996 she joined the civil affairs section of a United Nations peacekeeping mission in eastern Croatia and helped open an office of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Eastern Slavonia, Croatia.

In 1999 Campbell took a year's leave to pursue a Master’s degree in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School.[2]

Ambassador Piper Campbell reviews progress on the MCA project in Mongolia, June 2013

Campbell went on to work at the U.S. Missions to the United Nations in New York (1999-2002) and Geneva (2002-2006). From 2006 to 2009 she was the Deputy Chief of Mission in Phnom Penh, Cambodia where she spent almost five months as chargé d'affaires ad interim from August 25, 2008, to January 19, 2009. She then became Chief of Staff to the first-ever Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Jacob J. Lew (the current Treasury Secretary), and his successor Thomas R. Nides. From June 2011-June 2012, Ms. Campbell served as the senior civilian representative of the U.S. government in southern Iraq, opening Consulate General Basra on July 5, 2011.

President Barack Obama nominated Campbell as U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia on March 5. 2012 and the U.S. Senate confirmed her on June 29, 2012. She was sworn in on August 6, 2012 and presented her credentials to President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj on August 24, 2012.

Campbell's focus as Ambassador to Mongolia has been "steering the U.S. government interaction with Mongolia, driving that relationship through a change, a transition." [3] She has stated that there are three main areas upon which she would like to strengthen ties between the U.S. and Mongolia; broadening commercial development, military and development cooperation, and cultural cooperation. [4]


Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Jonathan Addleton
U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia
2012 -
Succeeded by

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bewing, Matt. "Ambassador to Mongolia: Who is Piper Campbell". Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  2. ^ Leung, Raphael. "An Interview with Piper Ann Wind Campbell, U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia". The Politic: Yale Undergraduate Journal of Politics. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  3. ^ Leung, Raphael. "An Interview with Piper Ann Wind Campbell, U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia". The Politic: Yale Undergraduate Journal of Politics. Retrieved 16 November 2013. 
  4. ^ Ganchangaa, Uyanga (2013-07-02). "The Exclusive Interview with the US Ambassador to Mongolia Piper Anne Wind Campbell". Voice of Mongolia. Retrieved 16 November 2013.