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Trustee of The Asia Foundation

Ambassador Mary Ann Peters was the CEO of The Carter Center founded by former President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, from September 2014 until her retirement in June 2020. Prior to joining the center, Peters served as provost at the U.S. Naval War College and was dean of academics at the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany. A career diplomat for 30 years, Peters served as U.S. Ambassador to Bangladesh, leading the Embassy response to the September 11 attack and earning a Presidential Meritorious Service Award for her work.