THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Pittsburgh, PA) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release September 24, 1997
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES SHAUN E. DONNELLY AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF SRI LANKA AND TO THE REPUBLIC OF MALDIVES
The President today announced his intent to nominate Shaun E. Donnelly, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Sri Lanka and to the Republic of Maldives.
Mr. Donnelly, of Indiana, has served in the U.S. Department of State since 1972, specializing in international economic affairs. He has extensive experience in the Department of State on international trade, energy, development finance, and economic sanctions policy. During the course of five tours of duty in U.S. embassies overseas, he has been an economic officer in Senegal, Ethiopia, and Egypt, and the Deputy Chief of Mission in Mali and Tunisia. Since September 1994, Mr. Donnelly has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs.
Mr. Donnelly was born in Plymouth, Indiana and raised in Culver, Indiana. A graduate of Culver Military Academy, he earned a B.A. in Economics from Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin and an M.A. in Economics from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. A former Peace Corps volunteer teacher in Tunisia, Mr. Donnelly speaks French.