Mark B. Childress

Former United States Ambassador to Tanzania

Mark B. Childress, is the former United States Ambassador to Tanzania and former Deputy Chief of Staff for Planning in the Obama administration. Mark has a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Law School. He is currently the Vice president and general counsel for the Environmental Working Group, a Washington-based environmental research organization. Prior to his work in government, Mark conducted Rotary Foundation-funded agricultural research in several villages in Southeastern Nigeria.