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Biography of Timothy R. Shortley, Deputy to the Special Envoy, Office of the Special Envoy to Sudan


Bureau of Public Affairs
June 14, 2010

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Timothy R. Shortley, Deputy to Special Envoy
Office of the Special Envoy to Sudan
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Timothy R. Shortley currently serves as the Deputy to the Special Envoy to Sudan in the Office of the Special Envoy to Sudan.

He is a career State Department employee after transitioning over from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Prior to the State Department, Mr. Shortley served on the National Security Council staff at the White House as a Director for African Affairs. His portfolio included Sudan, East Africa as well as Security, AFRICOM, and Humanitarian issues in Africa. While with USAID, Mr. Shortley worked in the areas of humanitarian relief, conflict response, and development to include tours in Rwanda (1996-1999) and Ethiopia (1999-2003). Prior to joining USAID, Mr. Shortley was employed at the United Nations World Food Program in Rome (1991-1995) where he specialized in Resource Mobilization efforts for Protracted Refugee and Displaced Persons Operations and management of the United States Government account to the World Food Program.

Mr. Shortley received a Bachelor’s degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio and a degree from the College of Naval Command and Staff at the Naval War College.

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