Friday, December 1, 2017

Meet Donald Trump's Ambassador To Namibia

Madam Lisa Johnson assumed her duties as Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the U.S. Embassy in Nassau,Bahamas on July 9, 2014.
WINDHOEK-Namibia will soon have a new ambassador, courtesy of President Donald Trump's favorite pick. Madam Lisa Anne Johnson She born in 1967, a career foreign service officer with 25 years of experience at the State Department in United States. She has been chargé d’affaires ad interim at the U.S. Embassy in Nassau, Bahamas, since July 9, 2014. Lisa was nominated on 05 October, 2017, she will succeed Thomas F. Daughton, who has served in Windhoek since September 2014.
Education
Lisa Anne Johnson graduated from Issaquah High School in Washington DC, in 1985. She earned a BA in Political Science and Economics at Stanford University in 1989 and got a M.A. from Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs in 1991, and a M.S. from the National War College in 2010. She has won numerous State Department performance awards.

Diplomacy
Johnson joined the U.S. Foreign Service in 1992. She has been posted overseas at U.S. embassies in Beirut, Lebanon; Islamabad, Pakistan; Luanda, Angola; and Pretoria, South Africa. She was also detailed to the Office of the Secretary General of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) in Brussels, Belgium.
Lisa A. Johnson, is a member of several seating such as the Senior Foreign Service, class of Counselor. Currently, she now the Chargé d’ Affaires, U.S. Embassy in Nassau, Bahamas, a position she has held since 2014.

She is has been noted for her excellent leadership abilities in crisis management and posses other expertise, plus breadth of experience and communication skills in leading inter-agency teams. She has demonstrated outstanding program management and foreign assistance expertise. Her 25 years of experience in diplomacy,Defense, National Security Council, and being in the Vice President’s Office qualify her to implement U.S. foreign policy without dilution. She is trusted as an excellent candidate to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Namibia.
Previously, Ms. Johnson served as director for Middle East Affairs at the National Security Council starting at the Department’s Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs. She also served as deputy director of the State Department’s Office of Canadian Affairs (2010-2011); as senior advisor for South and Central Asia in the Office of the Vice President. 
Overseas: She served as Deputy Director of NATO's Secretary General in Brussels, Belgium (2007-2009), Deputy Political Advisor at U.S. Mission to NATO (2006-2007), Director, INL Affairs (2005-2006) and Deputy Political Counselor (2004-2005), U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan, and Political and Economic Chief, U.S. Embassy Beirut, Lebanon (2002-2004). 
She served as Director for the Middle East at the National Security Council (2001-2002). Earlier assignments included Political-Military Officer, Office of Israel and Palestinian Affairs, Special Assistant to the Special Representative for Implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords, and Watch Officer at U.S Operations' Center.
She also served as Political Officer, U.S. Embassy Pretoria, South Africa, and Consular Officer, U.S. Embassy Luanda, Angola. Before joining the Foreign Service in 1992, Ms. Johnson was a Presidential Management Intern at the Department of the Navy and a Foreign Affairs Analyst at the Congressional Research Service. 
Hobby
Lisa Johnson’s hobbies include hiking, golf, and stand-up paddle boarding. She can speaks three languages French,Portuguese and includes English.
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