Ambassador Kip Tom, who hails from Leesburg, visits South Sudan during a food distribution mission. Courtesy photo
Ambassador Kip Tom, who hails from Leesburg, visits South Sudan during a food distribution mission. Courtesy photo
Kip Tom has seen the aftermath of a gigantic explosion of a fertilizer ingredient warehouse in Lebanon and held a child dying from starvation in east central Africa.

He's met and negotiated with ambassadors and prime ministers. A close colleague won a recent Nobel Peace Prize. And he's traveled to countries around Africa – Tanzania, Sudan, South Sudan. Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda and South Africa among them.
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