June 16, 1981

The President today announced the nomination of Joan M. Clark, of the District of Columbia, to be Director General of the Foreign Service, Department of State.

Since 1979 Miss Clark has served as United States Ambassador to the Republic of Malta. In 1977-79 she was Director, Office of Management Operations, Department of State. Miss Clark was Executive Director, Bureau of European Affairs, in 1972-77; Deputy Executive Director, Bureau of European Affairs, in 1971-72; personnel officer, then administrative officer, Bureau of Inter-American Affairs, in 1969-71; coordinator for administrative training, School of Professional Studies, in 1968-69; administrative officer, Luxembourg, in 1962-68; placement officer, then administrative officer, at the Department; administrative assistant, Belgrade, in 1953-57; economic assistant, London, in 1951-53; clerk, then administrative assistant, Berlin, in 1945-51.

Miss Clark attended Katharine Gibbs School in New York City. She is a recipient of the Superior Honor Award (1970) and the Luther I. Replogle Award for Management Improvement (1975).

Miss Clark resides in Washington, D.C. She was born March 27, 1922, in Ridgefield Park, N.J.