Mary Wald

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Web and Social Media: President’s Office, Timor-Leste

During the years that Nobel laureate José Ramos-Horta was Foreign Minister, Prime Minister and then President of Timor-Leste (East Timor), Mary acted as his Special Representative in the United States. Her work involved editing and media placement for his work, with the New York Times, Wall Street journal, Chicago Tribune, International Herald Tribune, Huffington Post, Daily Beast and more. She set up events and VIP meetings for him when he is in the US, including Editorial Board Meetings with leading media.

In 2011, when Dr. Ramos-Horta was elected President, Mary traveled to Timor, where she designed and implemented a new web site for the Presidency, built a social media presence for the Presidency, and trained the Timorese staff in the President’s Office to maintain and post to the site and social media. She continued to advise the staff for the remainder of his term.

While in Timor-Leste Mary simultaneously built the web site for and established the social media presence for the country’s Anti-Corruption Commission, under sponsorship from USAID.