The Honorable Peter R. Coneway

Excerpt from the website of the U. S. Embassy in Switzerland

President Bush nominated Peter R. Coneway to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein in May 2006. Mr. Coneway's nomination was approved by the U.S. Senate on June 29.

An Advisory Director with Goldman, Sachs & Co., Mr. Coneway joined the firm in 1969 after graduating with an MBA from Stanford University. He founded the Houston office for Goldman Sachs in 1975, was named a general partner in 1978, established the firm's equities sales, trading and research division in Tokyo in 1987-88 and then returned to manage the Houston office. He currently serves as immediate past Chairman and a member of the Board of Visitors for The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, a Trustee of the Texas Heart Institute, a Trustee of the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and a past member of the National Board of the Smithsonian Institution, Chairman of the Stanford Business School Trust, Director of the Greater Houston Partnership and Chairman of the Houston/Harris County Sports Facility Public Advisory Committee.

A 1966 graduate of the College of Business Administration at The University of Texas, Mr. Coneway received the Outstanding Young Texas Ex Award in 1983, was appointed to the UT System Board of Regents in 1993, was named a Distinguished Alumnus in October 2003, and received the McCombs Business School Hall of Fame award in 2004.

Mr. Coneway and spouse Lynn Coneway have two children and reside in Houston, Texas. He plans to arrive in Bern to take up his post as Ambassador later in the summer.

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