THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES GLEN ROBERT RASE AMBASSADOR TO BRUNEI DARUSSALAM
The president today announced his intent to nominate Glen Robert Rase of Florida, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor, as Ambassador to Brunei Darussalam.
Rase, a Foreign Service Officer, has been the Director of the Office of International Energy and Commodities Policy since August of 1993. Prior to that he was the Deputy Director of the Office of Monetary Affairs. Rase entered the Foreign Service in 1975 and became an economics officer in the Office of Fuels and Energy later that year. He has served as regional Resources Officer in Mexico, a financial economist with the U.S. mission to the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris and as Counselor for Economic Affairs in Santiago, Chile. Rase has served much of his career in Washington focusing on international macro-economic, finance and energy issues.
Rase was born in Takoma Park, Maryland, but grew up in Orlando, Florida. He earned a bachelors and a masters in economics from Florida State University. In addition, he earned a masters in public policy from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. He served in the U.S. Army from 1967 to 1970. His foreign languages are Spanish and French. Rase and his wife, Corina, have a daughter and a son.
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