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Ambassador Sichan Siv

Ambassador Sichan Siv

Commissioner
Castle Hills, TX

Sichan Siv is the international bestselling author of Golden Bones, An American Dream Story, published by HarperCollins.  He was nominated by President George W. Bush in 2001 and unanimously confirmed by the Senate as a United States ambassador to the United Nations, serving until 2006.  In June 2005, Ambassador Siv addressed the 60th anniversary of the U.N. in San Francisco, in the footsteps of Presidents Truman (1945), Eisenhower (1955), Johnson (1965), and Clinton (1995).

From 1989 to 1993, Ambassador Siv served at the White House as Deputy Assistant to President George H.W. Bush and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State.  In the private sector, he has held positions in social services, educational exchange, financial management, and investment banking.  He is managing director of AKRA.  He provides global strategic advice and gives motivational speeches around the USA and the world.

Ambassador Siv holds a master of international affairs from Columbia University.  He escaped Cambodia’s killing fields in 1976 and was resettled as a refugee in Wallingford, Connecticut.  He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors, including the George H.W. Bush Award for Outstanding Public Service and from the Brazilian Academy of Art, Culture, and History.  Ambassador Siv is a volunteer in the U.S. Air Force Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol and San Antonio Aviation Police among others. He and his wife, the former Martha Pattillo of Pampa, Texas, spend their time in San Antonio, New York, and beyond.