THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
THE PRESIDENT NAMES PRUDENCE BUSHNELL AMBASSADOR TO KENYA
The President today announced his intent to nominate Prudence Bushnell of Virginia, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Kenya.
Ms. Bushnell joined the Foreign Service in 1981 after a successful training career in the public and non-profit sectors. Assignments in Dakar, Senegal and Bombay, India were followed by a tour at the Foreign Service Institute directing the Department of State's Executive Development Program. She was a member of the 35th Class of the Senior Seminar before joining the Bureau of African Affairs as Deputy Assistant Secretary and later as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State.
Ms. Bushnell was born in Washington, D.C. and educated in Germany, France, Pakistan and Iran. She holds a liberal arts degree from the University of Maryland and a masters degree in Public Administration from Russell Sage College. In the course of her career she has received several honor awards. She is married to Richard A. Buckley and has five step-children.