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Gillian A. Milovanovic was nominated by the President as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Mali on February 21, 2008, and confirmed by the United States Senate on June 4, 2008. She was sworn in on September 26, 2008 and presented her credentials to President Amadou Toumani Toure on October 31, 2008.
In her previous position, Ms. Milovanovic served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Macedonia from September 2005 to August 2008. Prior to that, she served as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Pretoria, South Africa, from August 2002 to July 2005 and as Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden, from July 1999 to August 2002.
Ambassador Milovanovic joined the Foreign Service in 1978. Her early assignments included a tour as an international relations officer in the U.S. State Department's Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, Office of Fisheries Affairs. She served as vice consul in Sydney, Australia; staff assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs; and as a political officer in Paris following a year of study at the French Ecole Nationale d'Administration.
In 1987, Ms. Milovanovic joined the U.S. consulate general in Cape Town, South Africa, where she served as political-economic officer and deputy consul general. From 1990 to 1994, she was political-military affairs officer and deputy political counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Brussels. From 1994 to 1997, she served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Gaborone, Botswana. She was Director of the Office of Nordic and Baltic Affairs at the Department of State from 1997 to 1999.
Ambassador Milovanovic is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Temple University, and the Ecole Nationale d'Administration. She is the recipient of two Superior Honor Awards and two Meritorious Honor Awards from the Department of State.