Douglas A. Hartwick

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Ambassador Douglas Hartwick "currently works as a private business consultant and serves on different NGO and educational boards. Retiring in October 2007 after 30 years in the Foreign Service, he joined Lockheed Martin, serving as its India corporate head and strategic advisor from January 2008 until December 2009. Prior to Lockheed Martin, he was Assistant U.S. Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President, responsible for trade and investment relations in the South Asian region from 2006-2007. Mr. Hartwick was International Advisor to the Industrial College of the Armed Forces at the National Defense University (NDU) 2004-5. He led the State Department’s Tsunami Reconstruction Task Force January to August 2005, overseeing international and interagency coordination of tsunami assistance to the affected countries.

"Mr. Hartwick served as U.S. Ambassador to the Lao People's Democratic Republic from 2001 to 2004. He led his embassy team to advance important U.S. goals, including restoring trade relations, protecting human and religious freedom rights, and providing humanitarian assistance, including unexploded ordinance removal. In 2001, he was senior advisor to the Director General of the Foreign Service and was an NDU Capstone Fellow. He served as Counselor of Embassy for Economic and Science Affairs in New Delhi (1994-1997), Director of the State Department’s Office of Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, and Singapore Affairs from 1997 to 2000 and was Economic Counselor in Kuala Lumpur (1990-1993). He has served in various other positions in Africa, India and Washington.

"Mr. Hartwick speaks French and Spanish and is proficient in Lao. He holds a B.A. in Government from the College of William and Mary, an M.A. in Economics from Washington State University, an M.A. in Applied Economics and Development from Stanford University. He earned an M.S. (Distinguished Graduate) in National Security Studies from the National War College in 1994. He is married to Regina Zuehlke-Hartwick and they have two daughters. Mr. Hartwick enjoys running, scuba-diving, trekking, rugby and golf." [1]

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  1. Douglas A. Hartwick, Global Heritage Fund, accessed April 2, 2010.