UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR TO MOROCCO MS. MARGARET DeB. TUTWILER

Margaret DeB. Tutwiler was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on July 11, 2001 as the new Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Morocco.

From January of this year until June Ms. Tutwiler served in the White House as Assistant to the President and Special Advisor for Communications. She held the same position for President Bush's father from August 1992 until January 1993.

From 1995 to 2000 Ms. Tutwiler was in private business, first as President of a public relations firm, then as Senior Vice President for Public Affairs at the Cellular Telecommunications Industry Association in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Tutwiler has served in the administrations of three U.S. Presidents and worked for a fourth. She began her career in Washington D.C. in 1974, working in President Gerald R. Ford's re-election office.

During President George H.W. Bush's Administration Ms. Tutwiler served as Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs and State Department Spokesman from 1989 to 1992. During her tenure at the State Department she traveled extensively in the Middle East and North Africa, and dealt on a daily basis with the issues and policies which faced the region.

During the Reagan Administration Ms. Tutwiler served in the White House from 1981 until 1985 as a key assistant to the Chief of Staff James A. Baker III, and as a Deputy Assistant to the President for Political Affairs. In President Reagan's second term she served from 1985 to 1989 as the Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department.

Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Ms. Tutwiler is a graduate of the University of Alabama, and has served as an Adjunct Professor at the University’s School of Communications. She has received several awards for public service, and is the youngest person ever to be inducted into the Alabama hall of Honor.