THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Yulee, Florida) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 27, 1999
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES DONALD K. BANDLER AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO CYPRUS
The President announced today his intent to nominate Donald K. Bandler to be U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Cyprus.
Mr. Donald Bandler, a native of Pennsylvania and resident of Bethesda, Maryland, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor. He is currently on the National Security Council staff where he has served as Special Assistant to the President, Senior Director for European Affairs and Counselor to the National Security Advisor for the NATO Summit. His prior assignments included Deputy Chief of Mission at Embassy Paris; Director of the Office of Israel and Arab-Israeli Affairs; and Minister-Counselor for Political and Legal Affairs in Bonn. Earlier, he served on the Policy Planning Staff, in African Affairs and Congressional Relations. Fluent in French and German, he is the recipient of four Superior Honor Awards.
Mr. Bandler earned his B.A. in Political Science from Kenyon College, a Masters from St. John's College and a J.D. from George Washington University Law School. He and his wife, the former Jane Goldwin, have three children, Lara, Jillian and Jeffrey.