Donald Henry Gips (born February 1, 1960) is the former U.S.
Ambassador to the
Republic of South Africa
Republic of South Africa from 2009-2013. Ambassador
Gips was appointed by President
Barack Obama on June 4 and confirmed
by the Senate on July 7, 2009. He presented his credentials to South
Jacob Zuma on October 1, 2009. He served until
January 2, 2013.
He currently serves as a principal at Albright Stonebridge Group, a
global strategic advisory firm. He also leads the firm's Africa
Previously he was the Divisional Vice President of Corporate Strategy
and Development for Level 3 Communications and Director of
Mindspeed Technologies. He was also on the advisory board for
President Barack Obama's presidential transition team.
In the late 1990s Gips served as Vice President Al Gore's Chief
Domestic Policy Advisor. Previously, he was the chief of the
Federal Communications Commission's international bureau.
Gips raised over 500,000 dollars for President Obama's 2008
presidential campaign, and was one of his top "bundlers".
He is married to Elizabeth Berry and has three children: Sam, Peter
Gips is a graduate of Princeton Day School, Harvard College, and the
Yale School of Management.
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