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Sid Kaplan
Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Resource Management; Acting Chief Financial Officer
Term of Appointment: 06/01/2005 to 02/20/2006

Sid Kaplan is a member of the Senior Foreign Service and is the most senior ranked Financial Management Officer in the Foreign Service. Mr. Kaplan began his career in the Federal Government in 1980 and joined the Foreign Service in 1986. He has served in a variety of overseas locations as well as Washington, DC, including the Philippines, Mauritania, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.

From 1995 to 2000, he was the Managing Director of the International Financial Services Directorate, responsible for all activities at the State Departmentís three regional financial service centers in Paris, Bangkok, and Charleston. From August 2000 to June 2001, Mr. Kaplan was a member of the 43rd Senior Seminar, the Departmentís executive leadership program available to senior foreign policy and national security officials of the international affairs agencies of the U.S. Government. After returning to the financial management bureau in July 2001, Mr. Kaplan led the Departmentís efforts to consolidate the Financial Service Centers and expand the Charleston Financial Service Center.

Mr. Kaplan has received numerous Meritorious and Superior Honor Awards, and Senior Performance Pay. He was appointed the Departmentís first Deputy Assistant Secretary for Strategic and Performance Planning in the new Bureau of Resource Management in June 2002, and from June 2005 to February 2006 was the Acting Assistant Secretary for Resource Management and Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Kaplan has a bachelorís degree from the University of Hartford and a masterís degree from Michigan State University.



Released on February 22, 2006

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