Updated September 30, 2023
Claret Taonang ChongGum is a Foreign Service Of?cer under the Republic of the Marshall Islands Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Prior to her current post, she worked as an Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) Of?cer under the Environmental Protection Authority. Currently, she is also a contestant for the Miss Marshall Islands Pageant 2022, where she uses her platform and title to promote mental health awareness in the Marshall Islands, especially to young adults today. Ms. ChongGum plans to use her acquired professional and personal life skills and experiences for the betterment of her country and to pass the skills on to future generations.
Ms. ChongGum was born and raised in Majuro, the capital city of the Marshall Islands, and has always been a very active member of the community. She graduated from Majuro Cooperative High School in 2015 as the class valedictorian and later pursued her Bachelor’s degree as a cum laude graduate from the Chaminade University of Honolulu in 2019.
Aug 18, 2023Jason
Today in Saipan, CNMI, 24 exceptional leaders from across the Pacific islands marked their graduation from the Graduate School USA's Executive Leadership Development Program (ELDP). The diverse group of program participants represented the US-affiliated insular areas of the Pacific.More Info
Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) Summer 2023 Meeting Concludes in Portland, Oregon, Navigating the Way for Growth and Collaboration
Jun 02, 2023Monique
The Island Government Finance Officers Association (IGFOA) recently concluded its summer meeting in Portland, Oregon, bringing together finance leaders and staff from U.S.-affiliated island jurisdictions to foster growth and collaboration. The event featured discussions on challenges in issuing...More Info
Photos from recent activities hosted by the Pacific and Virgin Islands Training Initiatives (PITI-VITI) in support of conferences, training and leadership development, are available below.