Ian Kelly is a retired senior foreign service officer who last served as the United States Ambassador to Georgia, from 2015 to 2018. He previously served as the U.S. Ambassador to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) from 2010 to 2013. Prior to these ambassadorships, Amb. Kelly held a variety of high-level positions at the U.S. State Department, including serving as Secretary Clinton’s spokesman (2009-2010). He has extensive experience working on issues relating to NATO, Russia, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Balkans. He has an MA from Northwestern and a PhD from Columbia University.