Media Note
Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
December 17, 2009


Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones, Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs as the U.S. Special Representative on Avian and Pandemic Influenza. In this capacity she will execute the Department’s mission under the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza to lead the U.S. Government’s international engagement on avian and pandemic influenza. The Secretary has also appointed Dr. Jones as the Department of State’s Pandemic Influenza Coordinator. In this role, Dr. Jones will serve as the State Department’s focal point for coordination of all domestic and international pandemic preparedness and response activities.

Dr. Kerri-Ann Jones was sworn-in as Assistant Secretary of State for Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs on August 20, 2009. Her full biography can be found at http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/130147.htm.



PRN: 2009/1300