Ann Veneman

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Executive Director of UNICEF and United States Secretary of Agriculture

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According to Wikipedia, Ann Margaret Veneman is the former executive director of UNICEF, serving from 2005 to 2010. Her appointment was announced on January 18, 2005, by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. Previously, Veneman was the United States Secretary of Agriculture, the first, and to date the only, woman to hold that position. Veneman served as USDA Secretary from January 20, 2001, to January 20, 2005, leaving to become the fifth executive director of UNICEF. She served in this position from May 1, 2005. A lawyer, Veneman has practiced law in Washington, DC and California, including being a deputy public defender. She has also served in other high level positions in U.S. federal and state government, including being appointed California's Secretary of Food and Agriculture, serving from 1995 to 1999.

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