Piper Anne Wind Campbell, a senior career Foreign Service Officer, was sworn in as Ambassador to Mongolia on August 6, 2012, following her nomination by President Obama and Senate confirmation.
From June 2011-June 2012, Ms. Campbell served as the senior civilian representative of the U.S. government in southern Iraq, opening Consulate General Basrah on July 5, 2011. Prior to her assignment to Basrah, Ms. Campbell worked as Chief of Staff to the first-ever Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources (current White House Chief of Staff Jacob J. Lew), as well as to the current Deputy Secretary, Thomas R. Nides.
Ms. Campbell joined the Foreign Service in 1989 and began her diplomatic career as a consular and administrative officer in Manila, the Philippines, and then as a general services officer providing support to the three U.S. missions in Brussels, Belgium (Embassy Brussels, USEU, and USNATO).She went on to serve in the State Department's Operation Center (1994-1995) and the Bureau of International Organization Affairs (1995-1996) before being seconded to the civil affairs section of a United Nations peacekeeping mission (1996-1998). Ms. Campbell then opened an office of the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Eastern Slavonia, Croatia.
She also worked on international security and humanitarian issues at the U.S. Missions to the United Nations – in New York (1999-2002) and Geneva (2002-2006) – and served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Phnom Penh, Cambodia (2006-2009).
A native of Buffalo, N.Y. and resident of the District of Columbia, Ms. Campbell holds a Bachelor's degree from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and a Master's degree from the Harvard Kennedy School.