THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Monterey, California) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release June 12, 1998
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES STEVEN ROBERT MANN AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF TURKMENISTAN
The President today announced his intent to nominate Steven Robert Mann as U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Turkmenistan.
Mr. Steven Mann, of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service. In addition to assignments at the Department of State in Washington, he was appointed to the Foreign Service in l976, and served in Jamaica, the Soviet Union, Micronesia, Mongolia, and Sri Lanka. From l985-l986, he was a Fellow of Columbia University's Harriman Institute for Advanced Study of the Soviet Union. Currently, he is Country Director for India, Nepal, and Sri Lanka Affairs in the Department of State.
Mr. Mann graduated from Oberlin in l973, with an A.B. degree in German. In l974, he received an M.A. in German Literature from Cornell University, and in l985, was awarded an M.A. degree in Political Science from Columbia University. He is also a Distinguished Graduate of the National War College and speaks Russian and German. He currently resides in Bethesda, Maryland with his two children, Natalia and David.