Penne K. Peacock

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Ambassador Penne Korth Peacock "is currently a Commissioner on the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy. She was appointed to the bipartisan commission in 1997 by President Clinton as a Republican representative.

"Since 1989, Ambassador Peacock has served her government under three Presidents. She was Co-Chairman of the 1989 American Bicentennial Presidential Inaugural Committee. Following successful completion of that assignment, President George H.W. Bush appointed her to the position of US Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius. 1989-92.

"Ambassador Peacock currently serves on the Board of Directors of Chevy Chase Bank, Bethesda Maryland, the Council of American Ambassadors, and the US-Mauritius Business Council. Additionally, she is on the Advisory Board of the America Australia Association, the Advisory Board of the Washington Ballet, and an Emeritus board member of the Hillwood Museum, Washington, D.C.

"While living in Washington, board memberships included the White House Preservation Fund, Vice-Chairman of the Washington Round Table of The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), The Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training, the Meridian International Center, and for 11 years as a board member of the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center.

"In Sydney, Australia, Ambassador Peacock served as Chairman of Republicans Abroad in 2004, and is currently a member of the Sydney Cancer Center Advisory Committee and an International Representative of Sotheby’s. In Austin, Texas, she is a member of the Advisory Board of The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas.

"Ambassador Peacock is married to the Honorable Andrew Peacock, former Australian Ambassador to the United States, and Australian Foreign Minister. She has three children all living in Texas. Attended the University of Texas from 1960-64." [1]

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  1. Commission Members, US Department of State, accessed September 22, 2008.