Goli Ameri was nominated in November by President George W. Bush as a U.S. Representative to the 60th Session of the United Nations General Assembly. Pending her confirmation by the Senate, Ameri will be serving as a senior advisor to the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. This is the second time Ameri has been appointed by President George W. Bush to represent the United States. She also was nominated as a public delegate to the 61st session of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights.
Prior to her public service activities, Ameri founded eTinium, a consulting and market research firm specializing in the telecommunications industry. She writes an industry analysis column for Telephony magazine and is quoted regularly in such publications as Internet Week, The National Business Journal, The San Jose Mercury News, The Oregonian, and The Seattle Times.
Ameri was born in Tehran in 1956 and came to the United States at the age of 17 to attend Stanford University. She holds both an MA and BA in communications and French literature from Stanford University and has studied at the Sorbonne in Paris. She is fluent in French and Persian. She is a member of the National Education for Women’s Leadership at the Hatfield School of Government at Portland State University. She was also a leading member of Senator Gordon Smith’s (R-Oregon) finance committee, as well as a past member of the executive committees of the San Francisco and Oregon Republican parties.
Ameri is an avid runner and reader of politics and policy-related non-fiction.