March 12, 2018

Organization of American States Appoints Next Ombuds

The international organization has named Chet Neymour as its next Ombuds, succeeding Sherry Tross, who founded the office in 2015. The OAS Office of the Ombudsperson provides assistance to over 1,000 OAS personnel in 35 different countries. The work is based on the principles of impartiality, confidentiality, independence and informality.

Neymour has been the Bahamian Deputy Chief of Mission, Alternate Representative to OAS since 2013. He has three decades of experience in international relations and domestic leadership positions, including service as Senior Economic Advisor to several Prime Ministers. He graduated from Elmira College in New York and earned a Masters in Economics from American University. (OAS Ombuds; UN Bio [2013].)

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