THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF GUATEMALA
The President today announced his intention to nominate Donald J. Planty of New York, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Guatemala.
Mr. Planty is currently Director of Brazilian and Southern Cone Affairs in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, Department of State. In addition to Washington assignments, Mr. Planty has served in Panama, Chile, Mexico, Italy, Spain and Norway.
Mr. Planty was born January 16, 1945 in Lowville, New York. He has a bachelor of arts degree from Fordham University in Inter-American Relations and Culture and a master of arts degree from the University of New Mexico in Political Science. Mr. Planty also attended the Catholic University in Chile. His languages are Spanish and Italian.
Mr. Planty is married to Regina Eslick of New York City. The couple has three children.