The Ministry of Foreign Affairs recently appointed Sherry Tross ’92 as the federation’s Higher Commissioner to Canada. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of St. Kitts and Nevis announced her promotion in a press release. Tross succeeds Shirley Skerritt-Andrew.
Tross was noted for her high qualifications and skills as an international public servant and diplomat with extensive experience. Formally, Tross has worked with American private sectors on developing cooperation initiatives and social justice programs.
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For the last decade, Tross has held senior positions with the Organization of American States in Washington, D.C.; served as chief of staff and senior political adviser to the OAS assistant secretary general; and directed the Summits of the Americas Secretariat. Tross has also worked in leadership roles at the World Trade Center in Miami and the University of Miami’s North South Center.
Canada is set to host the Group of Seven meetings in Charlevoix, Quebec in a campaign to become a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. Tross, as new High Commissioner will work on strengthening bilateral cooperation on trade, tourism, travel and security.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that Tross’ appointment “continues the federation’s commitment to advancing women in leadership.”