THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES ANNE MARIE SIGMUND AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE KYRGYZ REPUBLIC
President Clinton today announced his nomination of Anne Marie Sigmund, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, to be Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic.
Ms. Sigmund, of Washington, D.C., is currently Counselor of the U.S. Information Agency (USIA). Since joining USIA in 1970, her assignments have included Press Attache in Belgrade (1984-1988); Public Affairs Officer in Tegucigalpa (1988-1989); Public Affairs Advisor for the Bureau of Latin American Affairs at the Department of State (1989-1990); Public Affairs Officer in Warsaw (1991-1993); Director of the Office of Eastern European and New Independent States Affairs (1994-1996), as well as assignments in Leningrad, Moscow, Budapest, Managua and Buenos Aires.
Ms. Sigmund graduated from the University of Kansas in 1968, with a BA in Russian and Slavic Area Studies. She received her Master's degree in Russian from the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1970. She speaks Russian, Polish, Serbian and Spanish.