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New Ambassador to Malta Nominated

October 17, 2011
Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley

Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley

On October 17th,  President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley  as Ambassador to the Republic of Malta.  The announcement included five additional nominations to key administration posts and can be read in full here.

Commenting on the nominations, President Obama said: “These dedicated individuals bring a wealth of experience and talent to their new roles and I am proud to have them serve in this Administration.  I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come.

Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, Nominee for Ambassador to the Republic of Malta

Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service with the rank of Minister-Counselor, currently serves as Deputy Coordinator for Policy, Programs, and Budget in the Office of the Coordinator for Counter-Terrorism. Prior to this role, she was Director of the Office of Egypt and the Levant in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs. Her previous positions include: Chairwoman for Middle East Area Studies at the Foreign Service Institute, Consul General in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Senior Advisor for Middle Eastern Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations, Director for Near East South Asian Affairs, and Director for Legislative Affairs at the National Security Council.

Her earlier posts include: Political Officer at the Embassy in Tel Aviv with responsibility for the Gaza Strip, Consul in Baghdad, and postings in Jakarta and Cairo. She joined the Foreign Service in 1985 after serving as a Presidential Management Fellow at the United States Information Agency. Ms. Abercrombie-Winstanley received a B.A. from George Washington University and an M.A. from Johns Hopkins University.