10 Facts About Allan Mustard


Allan Phillip Mustard is a retired American agricultural economist and career diplomat who served as the United States Ambassador to Turkmenistan from 2014 to 2019.

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Allan Mustard was the chair of the OpenStreetMap Foundation, and advises the Caspian Policy Center.

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Allan Mustard's father, Donald, was a veterinarian; his mother was a teacher.

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Allan Mustard was raised on a dairy farm in Brady, in Grays Harbor County, Washington, where he attended Montesano High School.

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Allan Mustard achieved an MS in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1982.

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Allan Mustard was back at the Foreign Agricultural Service from 1990, first as deputy coordinator for Eastern Europe and the Soviet Secretariat, being promoted to deputy director of the Emerging Democracies Office in 1992.

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Allan Mustard gave keynote presentations at the OSM annual conference, State of the Map in 2016 and 2020.

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Allan Mustard has received the United States Department of Agriculture's Distinguished Honor Award ; and its Superior Honor Award ; as well as the Grand Decoration of Merit in Gold of the Republic of Austria .

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Allan Mustard is married to Ann Anderson Allan Mustard, a former CBS Radio News correspondent, whom he courted at the University of Illinois.

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Allan Mustard sits on the advisory board of the Caspian Policy Center.

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