On April 20, USUBC hosted a member meeting with Ambassador of the United States of America to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. During the meeting Ambassador Yovanovitch commented on the recent developments in U.S.-Ukraine relations and emphasized the need for consistent efforts in implementing key reforms on Ukraine. She also commented on the progress of reforms in Ukraine in key areas: fighting corruption, health care, banking and energy sector.

The meeting was also attended by other senior embassy officials.                                        

USUBC would like to thank SigmaBleyzer, a long-time member of USUBC, for hosting this meeting in Kyiv.   
                                                                                                                                            More pictures of the event: http://www.usubc.org/site/gallery/USUBC-MEETING-WITH-U-S--AMBASSADOR-MARIE-YOVANOVITCH-IN-KYIV

BIO: Marie Yovanovitch, Ambassador of the United States of America to Ukraine.

Marie L. Yovanovitch, of Connecticut, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, was confirmed by the United States Senate on July 14, 2016, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Ukraine. 

Since September 2012 Marie Yovanovitch was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs. Previously, she served as the bureau’s Deputy Assistant Secretary responsible for bilateral relations with Nordic, Baltic, and Central European countries. She served as Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia (2008-2011) and the Kyrgyz Republic (2005-2008).

In her last Washington assignment, she was the Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs. Prior to that, she was the Deputy Chief of Mission of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine. Within the Department of State, Ambassador Yovanovitch has worked on the Russia desk, the Office of European Security Affairs, and the Operations Center. She has also served overseas at the U.S. Embassies in Moscow, London, Ottawa, and Mogadishu.

A Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Ambassador Yovanovitch has been granted both the Senior Foreign Service Performance Award and the State Department’s Superior Honor Award on five occasions. She is also the recipient of the Presidential Distinguished Service Award and the Diplomacy in Human Rights Award.  Ms. Yovanovitch is a graduate of Princeton University where she earned a BA in History and Russian Studies. She studied at the Pushkin Institute and received an MS from the National Defense University.