THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JAMES F. MACK AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE CO-OPERATIVE REPUBLIC OF GUYANA
President Clinton today announced his nomination of James F. Mack, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, to be Ambassador to the Co-operative Republic of Guyana.
Mr. Mack, of Virginia, served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Honduras, then joined the Foreign Service in 1966. His first diplomatic posting was to Saigon, South Vietnam as a Political Reporting Officer. He returned to the Department of State in 1970 and served as the South Vietnam analyst in the Bureau of Intelligence and Research. From 1971-1979, Mr. Mack held the positions of Political/Labor Officer in San Jose, Costa Rica; Labor Officer in Sao Paulo, Brazil; and Principal Officer in Ponta Delgada, Azores, Portugal. His subsequent positions have been as Guatemala/Belize Desk Officer and Chief of the Office of Labor/Management Relations at the Department of State; Political Counselor in San Salvador, El Salvador; Deputy Chief of Mission in Asuncion, Paraguay; Director of the Office of Andean Affairs at the Department of State; and Deputy Chief of Mission in Quito, Ecuador. Currently, Mr. Mack is the Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Lima, Peru.
Mr. Mack graduated from Cornell University in 1963 with a degree in Government. He is married to Sheila Marvin Mack and they have four children. Both Mr. and Mrs. Mack speak Spanish, Portuguese, and Vietnamese.