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Picture of Philip T. ReekerBIOGRAPHY

Philip T. Reeker
Ambassador, Macedonia
Term of Appointment: 09/10/2008 to present

Philip T. Reeker was nominated by the President on March 18, 2008, to be U.S. Ambassador to Macedonia. He was confirmed by the Senate on August 1 and sworn in on September 10. From June 2007 until June 2008, he served at the U.S. Embassy in Iraq as the Counselor to the Ambassador for Public Affairs. He was the Deputy Chief of Mission in Budapest, Hungary from 2004 to 2007.

Ambassdor Reeker was Deputy Spokesman and Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Public Affairs from 2000-2003. He was recipient of the Edward R. Murrow Award for Excellence in Public Diplomacy in 2003, and traveled domestically and internationally as the "Spokesman at Large" for the State Department, giving talks and interviews on U.S. Foreign Policy and diplomacy from 2003 to 2004.

A Career Foreign Service Officer, Ambassador Reeker previously served as Director of Press Relations at the State Department from 1999 to 2000; Assistant Information Officer in Budapest, Hungary from 1993 to 1996; and as the Public Affairs Officer in Skopje, Macedonia from 1997 to 1999. He was spokesman for Ambassador Christopher R. Hill and for the Rambouillet Process (Kosovo peace talks). Born in Pennsylvania, Ambassador Reeker grew up in several parts of the United States, and in Australia. He received a BA from Yale in 1986, and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of International Management in 1991. He is married to Solveig Johnson Reeker, who also is a member of the Foreign Service.



Released on September 11, 2008

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