THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MARC GROSSMAN AS ASSISTANT SECRETARY FOR EUROPEAN AND CANADIAN AFFAIRS AT THE DEPARTMENT OF STATE
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Marc Grossman as the Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs.
Ambassador Grossman, of Arlington, Virginia, is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister Counselor, currently United States Ambassador to Turkey. He joined the Foreign Service in March of 1976. His career in the Foreign Service has included assignments such as Political Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Islamabad, Pakistan; Deputy Director of the Private Office of the Secretary General of NATO; Executive Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State; Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy at Ankara, Turkey; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs; and Special Assistant to the Secretary and Executive Secretary of the Department of State. Ambassador Grossman was sworn in as the Ambassador to the Republic of Turkey on November 21, 1994. He received a B.A. from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 1973, and an M.A. from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 1974.
In his capacity as Assistant Secretary, Ambassador Grossman will assist the Secretary of State in providing direction, coordination and supervision of U.S. Government policies concerning Europe and Canada.