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Name: Speckhard, Daniel V.
Current Position: Former Ambassador

Daniel V. Speckhard has served as US Ambassador to Greece since November 7, 2007.

Speckhard has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin as well as a master’s degree in public policy and administration and a master’s degree in economics.

From 1981 to 1990, Speckhard’s assignments included positions in the International Affairs Division of the Office of Management and Budget, the US Agency for International Development, staff member in the US Senate, and in state and local government.

From 1990 to 1993, he served as an advisor and then director of policy and resources for the Deputy Secretary of State, coordinating and overseeing foreign aid funding.

From 1993 to 1997, he was a deputy to the Ambassador-at-Large for the New Independent States at the State Department in Washington and was responsible for a broad range of political, security and economic issues facing large parts of the former Soviet Union. As US Ambassador to Belarus from 1997 to 2000, Speckhard worked closely with European officials in promoting democratic reform, human rights and institutional development.

From 2000 to 2003, he was NATO’s Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Political Affairs, covering political relations with the countries of Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the former Soviet Union, and the Mediterranean.

From 2003 to 2005, Speckhard served as director of policy planning responsible for advising and assisting the secretary general, senior NATO management, and the council in addressing strategic issues facing the alliance. His last posting was as the deputy chief of mission at US Embassy Baghdad, following a year as director of the Iraq Reconstruction Management Office.

Daniel V. Speckhard’s Official Biography

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