The President today announced his intention to nominate Arlene Render to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of The Gambia. She would succeed Ruth V. Washington.
Currently Ms. Render serves as a member of the senior seminar in the Foreign Service Institute in Rosslyn, VA. Prior to this she served as Deputy Chief of Mission in Accra, Ghana. In addition, Ms. Render has served as a career Foreign Service officer in Cote d'Ivoire, Iran, Italy, the People's Republic of the Congo, Jamaica, and Ghana.
Ms. Render received her bachelor of science degree from West Virginia State College and her masters degree in public health from the University of Michigan. She was born August 16, 1943, in Cleveland, OH. Ms. Render resides in Alexandria, VA.