The Honorable Arthur Hartman, a member of the board of trustees of the Open Russia Foundation, served as "Ambassador of the United States to the former Soviet Union and earlier was Ambassador to France. He has extensive experience in foreign affairs and international economic matters and is currently a Senior Consultant to APCO Worldwide. Ambassador Hartman specializes in advising senior corporate executives on strategies for foreign business development. His areas of expertise include the Soviet Union, Eastern Europe and the European Union."
"Ambassador Hartman has a long and distinguished record of service to the United States Government. During the John Fitzgerald Kennedy Administration he served as Special Assistant to Undersecretary of State George Ball. He was Assistant Secretary of State for European and Canadian Affairs during the Richard M. Nixon and Gerald Ford Administrations. In 1977, President James Earl Carter, Jr. appointed him Ambassador to France, and in 1981 President Ronald Reagan named him Ambassador to the Soviet Union, a post he held for over five years. Ambassador Hartman retired from public service in 1987 as a Career Ambassador, the highest rank in the U.S. Foreign Service."
"Currently he is Chairman of the First NIS Regional Fund, managed by Barings/ING in London. Ambassador Hartman's other Board memberships include The Dreyfus Funds, Ford Meter Box Company of Indiana, the Foundation for International Arts & Education, and the French American Foundation. In addition, he is Vice Chairman of the Academy of Diplomacy and serves on the Advisory Council to the Brookings Institution for the Center on the United States and France."
"His non-profit activities include serving as Chairman of the International Arts and Education Foundation and as an Honorary Director of the American Hospital of Paris Foundation. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the French Legion of Honor."
"Recently, Ambassador Hartman co-authored with Ambassador James Goodby and a Russian colleague an article on arms control and United States - Russia relations that was published in the Paris edition of the International Herald Tribune."
Ambassador Hartman is a graduate of Harvard University. He is a former President of the Harvard Board of Overseers.