THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES AMELIA ELLEN SHIPPY AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF MALAWI
The President today announced his nomination of Amelia Ellen Shippy as a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be United States Ambassador to the Republic of Malawi.
Ms. Shippy of Washington, joined the Foreign Service in 1970. She has served overseas as a Consular Officer in the American Embassy in Guatemala (1970-1972), as Principal Officer in the American Consulate in Zanzibar, Tanzania (1977-1979), as a Political Officer in the American Embassy in Lisbon, Portugal (1979-1982), as Political Counselor in the American Embassy in Dhaka, Bangladesh (1986-1988), as Deputy Principal Officer in the American Consulate General in Karachi, Pakistan (1988-1991), and as Deputy Chief of Mission in the American Embassy in Kampala, Uganda (1991-1994).
In the Department of State, she has served as an Information Officer in the Public Affairs Office of the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs (1972-1973), as Assistant Political/Economic Officer in the Office of Mexican Affairs of the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs (1973-1975), as desk Officer for Kenya and Tanzania in the Office of East African Affairs in the Bureau of African Affairs (1975-1976), as Senior Watch Officer in the Operations Center in the Office of the Secretary (1984-1985), as Deputy Director of the Secretariat staff in the Office of the Secretary (1985-1986), and as Director of the Office of Science, Technology and Health in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (1995-present). Ms. Shippy also served in a Pearson Assignment in the Office of Intergovernmental Affairs in the city government of Seattle, Washington (1982-1984), where her primary responsibilities were international trade and tourism promotion. Ms. Shippy began her international work as a Peace Corps Volunteer in El Salvador (1966-1968).
She has a B.S. degree from the University of New Mexico (1966) and a J.D. degree from George Washington University (1977). She speaks Spanish, Portuguese and Swahili.