THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES TIMOTHY MICHAEL CARNEY AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF HAITI
President Clinton today announced his intent to nominate Ambassador Timothy Michael Carney, of the state of Washington, a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, to be United States Ambassador to the Republic of Haiti.
Ambassador Carney has been Ambassador to Sudan since August 1995. Prior to that, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South Asian Affairs. His other previous assignments have included posts at U.S. Missions in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Indonesia, Lesotho and South Africa. He also worked as a Director of the U.N. peacekeeping effort in Cambodia and as U.N. consultant in Somalia and South Africa.
Ambassador Carney was born in St. Joseph, Missouri. He holds a B.Sc. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has done advanced Southeast Asian Studies at Cornell University. He speaks French, Cambodian and Thai.