THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Houston, Texas) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 7, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES M. MICHAEL EINIK AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE
FORMER YUGOSLAV REPUBLIC OF MACEDONIA
The President announced today his intent to nominate M. Michael Einik to be Ambassador to The Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia.
Mr. Michael Einik, of Reston, Virginia, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Counselor. He joined the Foreign Service in l972 and served as Economic/Commercial officer, first in the U.S. Embassy in Brazil, then in El Salvador. Before returning to Washington he was a liaison officer in the U.S. Sinai Field Mission. In Washington he served as Staff Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State in the Department's Bureau of Economic Affairs, and later as an economist in the Office of Fuels and Energy. Returning overseas, Mr. Einik served as the officer in charge of energy issues in the U.S. Embassy in Lagos, Nigeria, and then in the U.S. Embassy in Moscow, USSR. He also served as Principal Officer of the U.S. Consulate General in Zagreb, responsible for U.S. interests in Croatia and Slovenia. Following the completion of this assignment, Mr. Einik returned to Washington as Chief of the European Personnel Division in the State Department's Bureau of Personnel. Mr. Einik is currently serving as the Deputy Chief of Mission in the U.S. Embassy in Bucharest, Romania.
Mr. Einik received a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Miami, and an M.B.A degree in International Business from George Washington University. He is married to Sarah M. Einik and has three children, Nurit, Daniella and Eyal.