THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Madrid, Spain) _______________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release July 8, 1997 PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DONNA JEAN HRINAK AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF BOLIVIA
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Donna Jean Hrinak, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, as Ambassador to the Republic of Bolivia.
Ambassador Hrinak, of Sewickley, Pennsylvania, entered the Foreign Service in 1974 and has served in the U.S. Embassies in Mexico City (1974-1976); Warsaw (1977-1979); Bogota (1979-1981); Caracas (1987-1989); and Tegucigalpa (1989-1991). She also served from 1984 to 1987 as Deputy Consul General at the U.S. Consulate, Sao Paulo, Brazil. In Washington, Ambassador Hrinak has worked in the State Department's Office of Central American Affairs from 1991 to 1994, where she held the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Caribbean and Mexican Affairs in the Bureau of Inter-American Affairs. Since 1994, she has served as Ambassador to the Dominican Republic. Ambassador Hrinak received a B.A. from Michigan State University. She also attended George Washington University and the University of Notre Dame School of Law. She speaks Spanish, Portuguese, French, and Polish. She is married to Gabino (Lou) Flores. They have a son, Wyatt.