Former US Ambassador To Ghana Nominated As Ambassador To AU
The WhiteHouse has nominated former United States Ambassador to Ghana, Stephanie Sanders Sullivan as the United States Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the African Union (AU).
Her nomination comes after bringing her four years of leadership in Ghana to an end.
She has been succeeded in Ghana by Virginia E. Palmer.
Stephanie S. Sullivan, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Career Minister, served as Ambassador to the Republic of Ghana from 2018 to 2022.
Prior to that, she was Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the State Department’s Bureau of African Affairs. She served earlier as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Congo, and before that, as Chief of Staff for the Deputy Secretary of State.
In earlier assignments, Sullivan was Managing Director of the Office of Management Policy, Rightsizing, and Innovation, and she also provided management support to posts in Africa, the Western Hemisphere, and Europe, as well as international organisations.
She served multiple tours in the State Department Operations Centre, including as Director, and as Duty Officer at the White House Situation Room.
Her first diplomatic assignment was in Cameroon. Sullivan earned a Bachelor’s degree at Brown University and a Master’s degree at the National Defence University. She was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Democratic Republic of Congo. She speaks French, Lingala, and basic Spanish.