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Name: Shinnick, Richard
Current Position: Former Director, Ad Interim
Richard J. Shinnick served from January 2008 until April 2009 as the acting director for the Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operation (OBO)s. Shinnick joined OBO after retiring from the Foreign Service, where he was a Senior Foreign Service Officer, class of Minister Counselor (FE/MC). Recently he served as senior advisor (expert) for the Under Secretary for Management for Special Projects.
During his 27-year Foreign Service career, Shinnick served in a variety of positions including principal officer at Milan, executive director of the Bureau of Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs, and deputy executive secretary and executive director of the Executive Secretariat. He was also the deputy executive director of the Bureau of European and Canadian Affairs and deputy director for operations of the Foreign Buildings Office, now the Overseas Buildings Operations.
Shinnick currently serves as vice chairman of the board for the American Foreign Service Protective Association, an insurance company that provides coverage for 30,000 current and retired Foreign Service, State Department, Defense Department and other Executive Branch personnel and their families.
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