U.S. Embassy Welcomes New Ambassador

Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea: U.S. Embassy Port Moresby is pleased to announce the arrival of Erin Elizabeth McKee of California, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and the Republic of Vanuatu.

 McKee is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor.  She most recently served as Mission Director of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in Indonesia.  Previously, she was Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator and Chief Human Capital Officer in the USAID Office of Human Capital and Talent Management, and Senior Deputy Assistant Administrator for the Bureau of Policy, Planning, and Learning at USAID headquarters in Washington, D.C.  She has served at USAID Missions in Kazakhstan, Iraq, Peru, Bolivia, Israel, and Russia.  McKee earned a B.A. at the University of California at Davis, and an M.A. at the University of Washington.  She speaks Russian, Spanish, and Bahasa Indonesian.