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

 

The 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.

 

Dr. 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 New 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.

 

He 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 13, 1942, in Mineola, NY.