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Piper Anne Wind Campbell Ambassador to Mongolia

Woman smiling for photo in front of an American flag. (Photo Credit: State Department)

Ambassador Piper Anne Wind Campbell

Piper Anne Wind Campbell, a senior career Foreign Service Officer, was sworn in as Ambassador to Mongolia on August 6, 2012, following her nomination by President Obama and Senate confirmation.  She presented her credentials to President Ts. Elbegdorj August 24, 2012. 

Before Mongolia, Ms. Campbell served as the senior civilian representative of the U.S. government in southern Iraq.  Her June 2011 – June 2012 tour included establishing U.S. Consulate General Basrah and managing continued interaction as the U.S. military departed Iraq.  Prior to Basrah, Ms. Campbell worked as Chief of Staff to then-Deputy Secretary of State Jacob Lew (now Treasury Secretary) and to Deputy Secretary of State Thomas Nides.

Ms. Campbell joined the Foreign Service in 1989 and began her diplomatic career as a consular and administrative officer in the Philippines, and then as a general services officer providing support to the three U.S. missions in Belgium (Embassy Brussels, USEU, and USNATO).  She went on to serve in the State Department's Operation Center (1994-1995) and the Bureau of International Organization Affairs (1995-1996) before being seconded to the civil affairs section of a United Nations peacekeeping mission (1996-1998).  Ms. Campbell then opened an office of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Eastern Slavonia, Croatia. 

She also worked on international security and humanitarian issues at the U.S. Missions to the United Nations – in New York (1999-2002) and Geneva (2002-2006) – and served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Cambodia (2006-2009).

A native of Buffalo, N.Y. and resident of the District of Columbia, Ms. Campbell holds a Bachelor's degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and a Master's degree from the Harvard Kennedy School. The Ambassador has one daughter, named Maya.