ACCESSION NUMBER:344881 FILE ID:NEA306 DATE:05/11/94 TITLE:MARY ANN CASEY NAMED AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO TUNISIA (05/11/94) TEXT:*NEA306 05/11/94 MARY ANN CASEY NAMED AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO TUNISIA (Text: White House 5/11/94 announcement) (280) Washington -- President Clinton will nominate career foreign service officer Mary Ann Casey to be the U.S. ambassador to Tunisia, the White House announced on May 11. Following is the text of the White House announcement: (BEGIN TEXT) The president today announced his intention to nominate Mary Ann Casey, of Colorado, as Ambassador to the Republic of Tunisia. "Mary Anne Casey's extensive foreign service experience will be a great asset in her role as Ambassador to Tunisia," the president said. I am delighted to announce her nomination." Ms. Casey is a career foreign service officer. In 1991, she was appointed as Ambassador to the Republic of Algeria. Since joining the service in 1973, she has served as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Regional Analysis in the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research (1989-91) and as the State Department's Director for North African Affairs (1987-89). She has also served as the Deputy Director for the State Department's Office for Syria, Lebanon, Jordan and Iraq (1984-86). Her other assignments in the department include the Operations Center of the Executive Secretariat (1976-77), the Policy Planning Staff (1977-78), and the Iraq Desk (1978-80). Ms. Casey's overseas experience has focused on North Africa, where she served at the American Embassies in Tunisia (1981-84) and Morocco (1974-76). 1orn November 11, 1949, in Boulder, Colorado, Ms. Casey holds a bachelor's degree in international relations from the University of Colorado. Her foreign languages are French, Arabic and German. Ms. Casey will succeed John Thomas McCarthy. (END TEXT) NNNN .