William Garvelink is former U.S. Ambassador to The Democratic Republic of the Congo (2007-2010). Before that he worked at the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) where his responsibilities included oversight of the agency’s worldwide humanitarian assistance and democracy programs. Garvelink spent 1988-99 in the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA), working around the globe to conduct assessments and direct relief operations. ?A career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Ambassador Garvelink received numerous Meritorious and Superior Service Awards and two Senior Foreign Service Presidential Meritorious Honor Awards. Ambassador Garvelink holds a bachelor’s degree from Calvin University and a master’s from the University of Minnesota.
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