The President today announced his intention to nominate Kenton Wesley Keith, of Missouri, to be Ambassador to the State of Qatar. He would succeed Mark Gregory Hambley.
Since 1988 Mr. Keith has served as the Public Affairs Counselor at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt. Prior to this, he served as a Senior Cultural Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Paris, France, 1985 - 88; Deputy Director of Near East and South Asia Area Office for the U.S. Information Agency in Washington, DC, 1983 - 85; and Deputy Public Affairs Officer at the U.S. Embassy in Brasilia, Brazil, 1980 - 83. From 1977 to 1980, he served as Special Assistant to the Deputy Director of the U.S. Information Agency.
Mr. Keith received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Kansas. He was born November 12, 1939, in Kansas City, MO. Mr. Keith served in the U.S. Navy for 4 years. He is married, has two children, and resides in Cairo, Egypt.