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Name: Reeker, Philip
Current Position: former Ambassador

A native of Pennsylvania, Philip T. Reeker was nominated by President Bush on March 18, 2008, to be US Ambassador to Macedonia. He was confirmed by the Senate on August 1 and sworn in on September 10.  Reeker received a BA from Yale in 1986 and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management in Arizona in 1991. 

A career Foreign Service Officer, Reeker previously served as assistant information officer in Budapest, Hungary from 1993 to 1996; as the public affairs officer in Skopje, Macedonia from 1997 to 1999; and director of press relations at the State Department from 1999 to 2000, during which time he was spokesman for Ambassador Christopher R. Hill and for the Rambouillet Process (Kosovo peace talks). 
Reeker was deputy spokesman and deputy assistant secretary in the Bureau of Public Affairs from 2000-2003. He traveled domestically and internationally as the “Spokesman at Large” for the State Department, giving talks and interviews on American foreign policy and diplomacy from 2003 to 2004.
Reeker was the deputy chief of mission in Budapest, Hungary from 2004 to 2007, and from June 2007 until June 2008, he served at the US Embassy in Iraq as the counselor to the ambassador for public affairs.  
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