Autumn 2003 (11.3)
New Faces / New Places
Reno Harnish began his responsibilities as U.S. Ambassador
to Azerbaijan in September. He is a career member of the Senior
Foreign Service and has extensive experience in energy, economics
and conflict resolution.
Harnish previously served as Chief of Mission in Kosovo, Deputy
Chief of Mission in Egypt and in Sweden. From 1992 to 1995, he
led the U.S. policy on Central Asian politics and scientific
cooperation with the New Independent States (NIS) at the U.S.
He also has served in Italy, Germany, Austria, Saipan (Northern
Mariana Islands in the Western Pacific), and Nigeria. In 2001
Mr. Harnish was honored for Presidential Meritorious Service.
Harnish has a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from San
Diego State University in California. He has two Masters degrees-one
in International Studies from American University, and another
Harnish speaks German, Italian, Swedish, some Arabic and some
Azeri. He is married to Leslie Harnish and they have two children,
Brooke and Reno IV.
Contact: US Embassy, 83 Azadlig Avenue, Baku. Tel: (994-12) 98-03-35
thru /39. Visit their Website at: usembassybaku.org.
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