THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES JOHN MARTIN O'KEEFE AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO THE
The President announced today his intent to nominate John Martin O'Keefe to be U.S. Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic.
Mr. John O'Keefe, of Vienna, Virginia, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor. He is currently the Department of State's Special Representative for Year 2000. He has served in Russia, the former Yugoslavia, the Philippines, and Norway, and has served in domestic assignments in the Bureau of European Affairs and the Office of the Under Secretary of State for Management. Mr. O'Keefe has received three Meritorious Honor Awards, two Superior Honor Awards, and the Replogle Award for Management Improvement. He has served as Treasurer of the International School of Belgrade, Vice President and Member of the Board of Directors, International School of Manila, and Chairman of the Board of the Anglo-American School of Moscow.
Mr. O'Keefe has a B.S. from Loyola College, Baltimore, Maryland, and a Master of Public Administration from Harvard University. His languages are Russian and Serbo-Croatian.