Michael Ussery serves as an Independent Director of the Mongolia Fund and also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Mongolia Holdings, Inc.. Since 1992, former U.S. Ambassador Michael Ussery has led major investments and other business development and humanitarian projects in East Europe, the Mid-East, East Asia, and the Caribbean. Over the past 20 years, Ussery has served as an international advisor to eight governments and more than 75 corporations and non-profit organizations. Mr. Ussery is a founder of eight companies and four non-profit organizations, and he has led the planning creating American universities in developing countries. In the U.S., Mr. Ussery serves on the Board of Directors of Mongolia Holdings, Inc., Safi Apparel and Reviresco Corporation. He is Chairman of the Advisory Board of CalErin Group Investment Fund and on the advisory boards of Pax Mondial. Previously he served on the Board of Directors of Terocelo Telecommunications, D’Sal Inc., Safe Security and Dignity Products. Mr. Ussery has been a co-founder and active partner of InfoMed Bulgaria, Medica Bulgaria, Netcare Bulgaria, and Balkan Land. He presently advises include Cold Brook Capital and General Dynamics. Previously, he was appointed by the Governor of Virginia as Commissioner of the Vint Hill Economic Development Authority; and was co-founder and Advisory Chairman of the Romania Moldova Direct Fund. Mr. Ussery was a pro bono spokesman for the U.S. Committee on Refugees & Immigration 2008 – 2010 campaign to end the global practice of “warehousing” refugees. He was opening speaker 2010 at the 7th annual “Beijing Forum” on international development. In international education,
Mr. Ussery is Chairman and President of the Council for American Universities Abroad, presently planning universities in Mongolia, Albania and Romania, and assisting universities overseas and education ministries. He was Chairman and President from 2002 to 2006 of the Coordinating Council for International Universities, which planned the American University of Afghanistan for the White House. Michael Ussery was appointed by President Reagan on December 22, 1988 to be U.S. Ambassador to Morocco, at that time the youngest U.S. Ambassador. He was re-appointed by President Bush and confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate, at post until January 1992, leading an embassy of 800 personnel. At the U.S. Department of State from 1981 to 1992, Mr. Ussery served as: Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Near East and South Asia Bureau; Chairman of the twelve-agency Libya Task Force during the U.S.-Libya confrontation; and White House Liaison, and Director for Congress and the Media in the International Organizations Bureau. In 1988 he left State to serve as Senior Advisor and Deputy to Campaign Manager Lee Atwater in the Bush – Quayle Campaign. Mr. Ussery began his career in political management in Georgia and South Carolina, and came to Washington as Chief of Staff to U.S. Congressman Carroll Campbell. He is a graduate of Newberry College, where he was honored as Commencement Speaker in 1991.
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