THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES STEVEN KARL PIFER AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO UKRAINE
President Clinton today announced his nomination of Steven Karl Pifer, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, as United States Ambassador to Ukraine.
Mr. Pifer, of California, completed an assignment as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director on the National Security Council staff for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasian Affairs in August. He entered the Foreign Service in January, l978. In addition to several assignments at the State Department, Mr. Pifer has served abroad in Warsaw, Geneva, Moscow and London. He was Deputy Senior Coordinator for the New Independent States at the State Department before joining the NSC in December, l994. He assumed the position of Senior Director in August, l996.
Mr. Pifer earned a B.A. degree from Stanford University in l976. He and his wife, Dr. Marilyn Pifer, have a daughter, Christine.