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Sheila Gwaltney, Chargé d'Affaires a.i.

Chargé d'Affaires a.i. Sheila Gwaltney

Chargé d'Affaires a.i. Sheila Gwaltney

Chargé d'Affaires a.i. Sheila Gwaltney arrives in Moscow after having served as Consul General in St. Petersburg from 2008 to 2011. Since joining the Department of State in 1984, Ms. Gwaltney has held a variety of positions. She served as Deputy Director for the Office of Russian Affairs at the Department of State (1995-1998), as the Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Political Affairs (1998-1999), and as the Director of Country Affairs for Eurasia in the Office of the Coordinator for Assistance to Europe and Eurasia (2002-2004).

Other overseas assignments include: Panama (1984-1986); Pretoria, South Africa (1987-1989); St. Petersburg, Russia (1992-1995). She served as Deputy Chief of Mission at U.S. Embassies in Kyiv, Ukraine (2004-2007) and Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (1999-2001). Under the auspices of the Department of State, she spent one year at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University (1990-1991).

Ms. Gwaltney graduated from the University of California at Davis with a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from George Washington University in Washington, DC.