Deputy principal officer American Embassy, Mexico City, 1974—1976, Warsaw, 1977-1979, narcotics affairs officer Bogota, Colombia, 1979-1981. Regional affairs officer for Central America United States Department State, Washington, 1982-1984. Deputy principal officer United States Consultate General, Sao Paulo, Brazil, 1984-1987.
Political counselor American Embassy, Caracas, Venezuela, 1987—1989, deputy chief of mission Teguciagalpa, Honduras, 1989-1991. Deputy assistant secretary for inter-American affairs United States Department State, Washington, 1991-1993. Coordinator for policy Miami Summit of Americas, 1994.
Ambassador to Dominican Republic United States Department State, Santo Domingo, 1994—1998, ambassador to Bolivia La Paz, 1998—2000, ambassador to Venezuela Caracas, 2000—2002, ambassador to Brazil Brasilia, 2002—2004. Senior counselor, international trade & government affairs Steel Hector & Davis LLP, Miami, since 2004.