Government of the Federated States of Micronesia

Iehsi Nominated Deputy Secretary of External Affairs

PALIKIR, Pohnpei (FSM Information Service): July 25, 1997 - FSM Vice President Leo A. Falcam on July 23, 1997, transmitted to Congress Speaker Jack Fritz, a proposed resolution for consideration of Congress, nominating Ieske K. Iehsi to serve as Deputy Secretary of the Department of External Affairs.

Born on January 4, 1955, on Pingelap Atoll, Pohnpei State, Iehsi has a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government, which he attended from 1994-1995 as an Edward S. Mason Fellow. He also received a Certificate in Public Policy and Management from the same institution.

He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Hawaii, Manoa in Political Science in August 1977; from 1972 to 1973, he attended Platteville High School under the American Field Service Scholarship; 1969-1972, Ponape Islands Central School (PICS); attended Pingelap Elementary School from 1962-1969.

His work experiences include from 1996 to present, as Special Assistant to the Governor, Executive Office of the Governor, Pohnpei State. He is responsible for administrative management of the Office of the Governor. 1992-1994, Chief Protocol, FSM Department of External Affairs; 1987-1992, Chief of Staff to the FSM President; 1982-1987, Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Liaison; 1981-1982, Office manager , Office of the FSM Attorney General; 1979-1981, Liaison Officer for the FSM Government in Saipan, TTPI headquarters; 1977-1979 as Assistant Chief Clerk, Senate, Congress of Micronesia.

Other experiences and accomplishments includes Vice Chairman of the Micronesian Maritime Authority (MMA) from 1988-1991; Co-organizer of the First Pohnpei State Economic Summit in 1996. Iehsi served as a Delegate and Vice Chairman of the General Provision of the First Pohnpei State Constitutional Convention in 1983. He also is actively helping his home local government.

Iehsi completed a course on Foreign Government training under the Micronesian Diplomatic Training Program, U.S. Department of State Foreign Service Institute in 1988 and 1989. He has traveled to the United States of America, Peoples Republic of China, Australia, Fiji, Tonga, Vanuatu, Western Samoa, French Polynesia (Tahiti), Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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