HHH alum Delisi ED of Soarway Fdn, work focused on Nepal

The Soarway Foundation was created in April of 2015 with the intent to focus on disaster risk reduction and preparedness in Nepal. Little did we know that within days of our creation a major earthquake would cause devastation and destruction in Nepal, only to be followed by a second major quake shortly after. The world changed for Nepal, and the Soarway Foundation followed suit. https://www.soarway.org/


Executive Director Scott DeLisi served the government of the United States for 34 years as a diplomat, capping his distinguished career as American Ambassador to the Republic of Uganda from 2012 – 2015. He also represented President Barrack Obama as Ambassador to the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal, from March 2010 to July 2012, and previously President George W. Bush as Ambassador to the State of Eritrea. Earlier in his career, Ambassador DeLisi was also the Deputy Ambassador at the American Embassy in Gaborone, Botswana.

In Washington, Ambassador DeLisi served as the Director of Career Development and Assignments in the State Department’s Bureau of Human Resources and as the Director for Entry-Level Programs in the same bureau. Among his other domestic assignments he has served as Director for Southern African Affairs, and also in the Bureau of Intelligence & Research, and the Bureau of South and Central Asia Affairs. Overseas, he has had additional postings in India, Madagascar, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka.

Ambassador DeLisi has been the recipient of two Presidential Rank Awards, the Charles E. Cobb Award for Initiative and Success in Trade Development, the James Clement Dunn Award for Excellence, the CIA Director’s Award, the DIA Director’s Award, and multiple Superior Honor and Meritorious Honor Awards from the Department of State. His foreign languages include French and Urdu. Ambassador DeLisi is a graduate of the University of Minnesota, earned the degree of Juris Doctor from the University of Minnesota Law School, and also attended the Hubert H Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Upon his retirement from the diplomatic service he brought his skills as a leader, communicator and mentor to the Soarway Foundation, working on behalf of the people of Nepal for whom he cares deeply.

Ambassador DeLisi is married and has 3 children and 2 grandchildren.
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