Ambassador Michael Ussery
Former U.S. Ambassador Michael Ussery has led major investments and development projects in East Europe, Asia, and the Mid-East. Ussery is a founder of numerous companies and non-profit organizations; and a strategic advisor and board member to leading corporations and start-ups. In 2018 the State Department awarded him the “Senior Advisor” role to help launch the new Conflicts and Stabilization Operations Bureau. Presently, Ussery is Vice Chairman of Kima Communications, a media company that has worked with more than 60 countries the past 20 years. Since 2009, he has been Chairman of the Advisory Board of the CalErin Group, an investment advisory firm in East and Central Europe. He also is in his 15th year on the Board of Directors of Safi Apparel, a US contractor in Afghanistan.