THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
THE PRESIDENT NAMES LESLIE M. ALEXANDER AMBASSADOR TO ECUADOR
The President today announced his intent to nominate Leslie M. Alexander of Florida, a Career Member for the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister Counselor, as Ambassador to the Republic of Ecuador.
Mr. Alexander is currently Ambassador to Mauritius and to the Comoros. He joined the Foreign Service in 1971 and has been assigned since to Guyana, Norway, Poland, Spain, Brazil, Italy, Haiti, and Mauritius. He has also served in the Department of State in Washington, most recently from 1989 to 1991 as Deputy Director of Caribbean Affairs.
Ambassador Alexander was born on November 9, 1948 in Frankfurt, Germany. He has a B.A. from the University of Maryland, an M.S. from Salve Regina University and an M.A. from the U.S. Naval War College. His foreign languages are French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Polish and Norwegian. He is married to Deborah A. McCarthy, a career member of the Foreign Service, and has two daughters, Margaret and Natalia.