The President today announced his intention to nominate Mary Ann Casey, of Colorado, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Democratic and Popular Republic of Algeria. She would succeed Christopher W.S. Ross.
Since 1989 Ms. Casey has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Analysis for the Bureau of Intelligence and Research at the Department of State in Washington, DC. Prior to this Ms. Casey served at the Department of State as Director of North African Affairs, 1987 - 1989; studied at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University, 1986 - 1987; and served as Deputy Director of the Office for Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Iraq at the Department of State, 1984 - 1986. From 1981 to 1984, Ms. Casey served as political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, Tunisia. Ms. Casey has served at the State Department in several capacities including: country officer for Iraq, 1978 - 1980; staff assistant for policy planning, 1977 - 1978; and watch officer in the Operations Center, 1976 - 1977. In addition, Ms. Casey served as consul and political officer at the U.S. Embassy in Rabat, Morocco, 1974 - 1976.
Ms. Casey graduated from the University of Colorado (B.A., 1970). She was born November 11, 1949, in Boulder, CO. Ms. Casey resides in Falls Church, VA.