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| In office:|
|26th United States Ambassador to South Africa|
| In office:|
July 31, 2009 - December 23, 2012
|Preceded by:||Eric M. Bost|
Donald Gips, born February 1, 1960, was the last United States Ambassador to South Africa and the first administrator of Camp Veiligheid, the settlement for refugees coming from the destroyed area's of the world.
Before the Apocalypse
Donald Gips was the Divisional Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Development for Level 3 Communications and Director of Mindspeed Technologies, Incorporated. He was also on the advisory board for President Barack Obama presidential transition team.
In the late 1990s Gips served as the United States Vice President Al Gore's Chief Domestic Policy Advisor. Previously, he was the chief of the Federal Communications Commission’s international bureau.
Ambassador Donald Gips was nominated as Ambassador to South Africa by President John McCain on June 4 and confirmed by the Senate on July 7, 2009. He presented his credentials to South African President Jacob Zuma on October 1, 2009.