WorkBoat Show Exclusive: Interview with U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Terence P. McCulley

By MarEx 2012-12-12 16:37:00

At last week's International WorkBoat Show in New Orleans, The Maritime Executive and Maritime TV teamed up to showcase key people and organizations at the show.

Maritime TV's Dave Gardy, had the opportunity to sit down with U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria, Terence P. McCulley to discuss Nigeria's maritime needs and his plans for creating jobs in Nigeria and the U.S. 

Click the image below to watch the interview. 


Ambassador Terence P. McCulley
U.S. Ambassador to Nigeria

Terence McCulley is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, with the rank of Minister-Counselor.  He was the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Copenhagen, Denmark from 2008-2010.  Prior to this posting, he served as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Mali from 2005-2008.  From 2004-2005, he worked at the State Department in Washington, helping to coordinate reconstruction efforts in Iraq.  He has been the Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassies in Togo, Senegal, and Tunisia and also served as Consul in Mumbai, India.

Joining the Foreign Service in 1985, Mr. McCulley started his career in Niger, followed by assignments in South Africa and Chad.  Returning to Washington in 1993, he worked for two years on Central African affairs.  He is the recipient of four Department of State Superior Honor Awards.

Mr. McCulley was born in Medford, Oregon, and grew up in Eugene, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in European History and French Language and Literature from the University of Oregon.  As a Rotary Foundation Graduate Fellow, he studied political science at the Université de Haute Bretagne in Rennes, France.  In addition, he attended the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.  McCulley is fluent in French.

Married to Renée McCulley, the couple has two sons.



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