Accordance of the
Personal Rank of Ambassador to Stephen H. Rhinesmith
While Serving as Coordinator of the Soviet-United States Exchange Initiative
August 29, 1986
President has accorded the personal rank of Ambassador to Stephen H. Rhinesmith, of New York, in his capacity as
Coordinator for the President's United States-Soviet Exchange Initiative.
Rhinesmith has served in numerous advisory and
consultative activities in organization planning and development on a domestic
and international level since 1966. From 1967 to 1969, he was a teaching fellow
at the Institute of Training and Development,
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh. In 1969 he became
senior consultant and director of International Services, McBer
and Co., Cambridge, MA. In 1972 he was made
president and chief executive officer, AFS International/Intercultural
programs, New York, until 1980 when he
became president and chief operating officer, Holland America Cruises, Inc., of
York. From 1982 to 1984, he was president and chief operating
officer, Moran, Stahl, and Boyer, Inc.; and 1984 to present, president, Rhinesmith and Associates, Pelham Manor, NY. Since 1966 Dr. Rhinesmith has been a consultant in management at various
times for the Peace Corps, the World Bank, and INTELSAT.
graduated from Wesleyan University (B.A., 1965); University of Pittsburgh (M.A., 1966); and the
Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh (Ph.D., 1971). Mr. Rhinesmith is married and has two children. He was born December
in Mineola, NY.