Sharon Hudson Dean
Sharon Hudson-Dean is the Counselor for Public Affairs at the U.S. Embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe, where she is responsible for leading the U.S. government’s media, educational and cultural programs in support of Zimbabwe’s transition to democracy, rule of law and stable economic growth.
Prior to taking this senior leadership position in 2010, she served as Press Attaché for three years at the U.S. Mission to South Africa, acting as spokesperson for the Embassy in Pretoria and three consulates in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban. Sharon is a public diplomacy Foreign Service officer who has served the State Department for 18 years in Kathmandu, Tbilisi, Moscow, Sydney and Washington, DC.
In 2005, she spent one year as an American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow in the office of Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL). She is a graduate of Georgetown University, an avid cyclist and the proud mother of three children.