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Vicki Huddleston
Ambassador, Mali
Term of Appointment: 10/24/2002 to 01/31/2005

Vicki Huddleston was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to Mali on October 24, 2002 and left the post on February 1, 2005.

A career Foreign Service Officer, Ambassador Huddleston had previously served as Principal Officer at the United States Interest Section (USINT) Havana, Cuba. Prior to her arrival in Havana, on October 1, 1999, she was Deputy Assistant Secretary for African Affairs with responsibility for West and Francophone Central Africa. She was U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Madagascar from 1995-1997.

She was Deputy Chief of Mission in Port-au-Prince from 1993-1995 during the deployment of the Multinational Force to Haiti. She was Deputy and then-Coordinator of the State Departmentís Office of the Coordinator for Cuban Affairs from 1989-1993.

Earlier in her career she was Chief of the Economic Sections in the Embassies in Sierra Leone and in Mali. She has worked in the Bureau of International Organization Affairs, and as Country Desk Officer for Bolivia. In 1988-1989, while working for Senator Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow, she drafted the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) legislation which became law in 1990. Prior to entering the Foreign Service she worked in Peru and Brazil for the American Institute for Free Labor Development. As a Peace Corps volunteer in Peru, she organized the financing for the two housing cooperatives in Arequipa.

Vicki Huddleston has been recognized for her work with a Presidential Award, Performance Pay, and an award for Distinguished Service and Valor, which she shared with members of the U.S. Embassy in Port-au-Prince. She comes from Arizona.


Released on October 24, 2002

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