Mary Ann Wyrsch

Mary Ann Wyrsch

Mary Ann Wyrsch is a former President and Executive Director of the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund and a former United Nations Deputy High Commissioner for Refugees. Prior to her U.N. appointment, she served for over two decades in a variety of senior executive positions in the U.S. government.  In 2009, Mary Ann returned to government service at the Department of Labor to assist with Recovery Act implementation, serving as a Senior Advisor and Associate Deputy Secretary for Management before retiring again in 2012.  

Ms. Wyrsch is currently engaged in a variety of volunteer activities, chief among them service on Audit Advisory Committees of United Nations agencies.   She is currently a a member of the Committees of both the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the United Nations Population Fund, (UNFPA).

Wyrsch holds a master’s degree in history from Georgetown University as well as a master’s degree in public administration from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She earned her bachelor’s degree in history from Webster University in 1965.  In 2012 Webster awarded Ms. Wyrsch an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree. 

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