THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES MARY ANN PETERS AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO BANGLADESH
The President announced today his intent to nominate Mary Ann Peters to be U.S. Ambassador to the People's Republic of Bangladesh.
Ms. Mary Ann Peters, originally from California, is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor. Since joining the Foreign Service in 1975, she has served overseas in Germany, Burma, Bulgaria and the former Soviet Union. Her Washington experience included assignments as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs; Deputy Director of the Office of Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh Affairs; and Director of European Affairs at the National Security Council. Ms. Peters currently serves as Deputy Chief of Mission in Canada.
Ms. Peters holds a B.A. from Santa Clara University and a M.A. degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She speaks French, German, Italian, Russian, Bulgarian and Burmese.