The President today announced his intention to nominate Roland Karl Kuchel, of Florida, a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Minister-Counselor, to be Ambassador of the United States of America to the Republic of Haiti. He would succeed Alvin P. Adams, Jr.
Mr. Kuchel currently serves as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of Personnel at the Department of State. Prior to this, he served in several positions at the State Department including Chief of the Senior Officer Division in the Office of Career Development and Assignments, Bureau of Personnel, 1990 - 91; Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Stockholm, Sweden, 1986 - 90; Deputy Director and then Director of the Office of East European and Yugoslav Affairs, 1983 - 86; Deputy Chief of Mission at the American Embassy in Budapest, Hungary, 1980 - 83; and Deputy Chief of the Political Section at the American Embassy in Rome, Italy, 1976 - 80.
Mr. Kuchel graduated from Princeton University (A.B., 1961). He was born March 5, 1939, in Salem, MA. Mr. Kuchel is married, has three children, and resides in Washington, DC.