THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DAVID MICHAEL SATTERFIELD AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE REPUBLIC OF LEBANON
The President today announced his intent to nominate David Michael Satterfield to be U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Lebanon.
Mr. David Satterfield, of Fairfax, Virginia, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service. He entered the Foreign Service in l980, and has served overseas in Jeddah, Tunis, Beirut, and Damascus. In addition to several State Department assignments in the Bureau of Near East and South Asian Affairs, the Bureau of Intelligence and Research and as Director of the Executive Secretariat Staff, Mr. Satterfield served as Director for Near East and South Asian Affairs on the National Security Council staff from 1993 to 1996. He is currently Director of the Department of State's Office of Israel and Arab-Israeli Affairs. Mr. Satterfield is the recipient of several Department of State individual and group Superior Honor awards, notably for his work on the Middle East peace process.
Mr. Satterfield attended the University of Maryland and Georgetown University, and speaks Arabic and French.