U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
Other State Department Archive SitesU.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
U.S. Department of State
Home Issues & Press Travel & Business Countries Youth & Education Careers About State Video
 You are in: Out of Date Releases > Out of Date Biographies > F
BIOGRAPHY

Charles A. Ford
Ambassador, Honduras
Term of Appointment: 10/21/2005 to present

Ambasador Charles A. FordCharles A. Ford began his duties as Ambassador of the United States in Honduras on November 8, 2005. Mr. Ford most recently served as a Senior Advisor to the Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Operations, at the United States Foreign Commercial Service, and as the Vice President of the American Foreign Service Association.

As a member of the United States Foreign Service since 1982, Ambassador Ford has had an extensive experience in Latin America. He served as a Commercial Minister at the U.S. Mission to the European Union in Brussels, Belgium; Commercial Counselor, U.S. Embassy in Caracas, Venezuela; Commercial Minister, U.S. Embassy in London, United Kingdom; Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Operations, United States and Foreign Commercial Service; Regional Director in Europe, United States and Foreign Commercial Service, Department of Commerce; Director, Office of Latin American Trade Policy, International Trade Administration, Department of Commerce; Commercial Attaché, U.S. Embassy in Guatemala; Commercial Consul, U.S. Consulate in Barcelona, Spain; Commercial Attaché, U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Ambassador Ford was born in Dayton, Ohio. He obtained his B.A. in Economics from the College of William and Mary in 1972, and his M.A. in Latin American Studies from George Washington University in 1975. He has received numerous honors and awards, such as the Department of Commerce Silver Medal for expansion of the U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service network into the former Soviet Union; the Department of Commerce Gold Medal for Distinguished Achievement in Federal Service; and the Department of Commerce/International Trade Administration Bronze Medal for outstanding achievement at the U.S. Mission to the European Union.



Released on December 9, 2005

  Back to top

U.S. Department of State
USA.govU.S. Department of StateUpdates  |   Frequent Questions  |   Contact Us  |   Email this Page  |   Subject Index  |   Search
The Office of Electronic Information, Bureau of Public Affairs, manages this site as a portal for information from the U.S. State Department. External links to other Internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein.
About state.gov  |   Privacy Notice  |   FOIA  |   Copyright Information  |   Other U.S. Government Information

Published by the U.S. Department of State Website at http://www.state.gov maintained by the Bureau of Public Affairs.