McKinley Brunson (USA), Co-Chairman, Association for International Mobility

McKinley Brunson (USA), Co-Chairman, Association for International Mobility

Co-Chairman, Association for International Mobility

Biography:

Director general of the International Organization for Migration from 1998 to 2008, Brunson McKinley brings a wealth of experience to the new Association for International Mobility, of which he is co-chair.

As a career U.S. diplomat before joining IOM, Ambassador McKinley served on all continents, specializing in political and humanitarian work. He was the first American Ambassador to Haiti in the post-Duvalier period. Beginning in 1990 he developed a specialty in migration issues. From 1995 to 1998 he served as the US Humanitarian Coordinator in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Under his leadership, IOM grew rapidly - in membership, budget and programmatic scope - to become an important multilateral partner for governments. Mr. McKinley sees equally great potential for improving international mobility through well designed action by the private sector and civil society, the main partners of AIM.