THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DANIEL V. SPECKHARD AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF BELARUS
President Clinton today announced his nomination of Daniel V. Speckhard, a Career Member of the Senior Executive Service, to be Ambassador to the Republic of Belarus.
Mr. Speckhard, of Wisconsin, began his federal career in the Presidential Management Intern Program in 1982; he served at the U.S. Small Business Administration, the U.S. Agency for International Development, and the Senate Small Business Committee. In 1984, Mr. Speckhard joined the International Division of the Office of Management and Budget in the Executive Office of the President. In 1990, he became an Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of State. In 1992, he became Director of Policy and Resources for the Deputy Secretary. He was responsible for coordinating the international programs to support foreign policy initiatives. Since 1993, Mr. Speckhard has been a Deputy to the Ambassador-at-Large for the New Independent States. Over the past four years, he has worked to advance U.S. foreign policy interests on a broad range of political, economic, and security issues involving the New Independent States of the former Soviet Union.
Mr. Speckhard attended the University of Wisconsin at Madison, receiving a Masters of Science in Economics, a Masters of Arts in Public Policy and Administration, and a Bachelor of Arts Degree (with Distinction in the Major). Mr. Speckhard speaks Russian. He is married to Dr. Anne Speckhard and they have three children.