THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Monterey, California) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 12, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES KENNETH SPENCER YALOWITZ AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF GEORGIA
The President today announced his intent to nominate Kenneth Spencer Yalowitz to be U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Georgia.
Mr. Kenneth Yalowitz, of Reston, Virginia, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service. He entered the Foreign Service in 1966 and last served overseas as the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Belarus from 1994-97. He has also served twice in Moscow, in The Hague, and at the U.S. Mission to NATO in Brussels. His last service in Moscow was from 1991-93, as the Minister-Counselor for Economic Affairs. His domestic assignments have included Country Director for Australia-New Zealand Affairs, Deputy Director for Economics of the Office of Soviet Union Affairs, and as a Congressional Foreign Affairs Fellow. Mr. Yalowitz speaks Russian and French. He has won Senior Performance Awards in 1989, and 1992, and an individual and group Superior Honor Award. Currently, he is the Dean of the Senior Seminar, the preeminent training program for senior U.S. Government officials at the Foreign Service Institute.
Mr. Yalowitz completed his undergraduate work at the University of Wisconsin and holds a Russian Institute Certificate, Masters of Art, and Philosophy Degree from Columbia University. He is married to Judith Gold Yalowitz, and has one son, Andrew.