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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
Barack Obama
on June 4 and confirmed by the Senate on July 7, 2009. He presented his credentials to South African President Jacob Zuma
Jacob Zuma
on October 1, 2009. He served until January 2, 2013.[citation needed] He currently serves as a principal at Albright Stonebridge Group, a global strategic advisory firm.[1] He also leads the firm's Africa practice. Previously he was the Divisional Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development for Level 3 Communications[2] and Director of Mindspeed Technologies. He was also on the advisory board for President Barack Obama's presidential transition team.[3] In the late 1990s Gips served as Vice President Al Gore's Chief Domestic Policy Advisor.[4] Previously, he was the chief of the Federal Communications Commission's international bureau.[2] Gips raised over 500,000 dollars for President Obama's 2008 presidential campaign, and was one of his top "bundlers".[5] He is married to Elizabeth Berry and has three children: Sam, Peter and Ben. Gips is a graduate of Princeton Day School, Harvard College, and the Yale School of Management. References[edit]

^ https://web.archive.org/web/20140306212112/http://www.albrightstonebridge.com/team/donald-gips. Archived from the original on March 6, 2014. Retrieved February 25, 2014.  Missing or empty title= (help) ^ a b "Podesta, Genachowski Join Obama Transition Team". Retrieved 2008-11-06.  ^ "Obama Names Transition Team". Archived from the original on 2008-12-08. Retrieved 2008-11-06.  ^ "Vice President Gore Names Donald Gips
Donald Gips
Domestic Policy Adviser". Retrieved 2008-11-06.  ^ "Two Dozen Bankrollers-Turned-Ambassadors Bundled At Least $10 Million For Barack Obama". Retrieved 2014-02-09. 

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