Previously, Mr. Wolf served with the Department of State, entering as a Foreign Service Officer in 1970. He was sworn in as Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation on October 2, 2001. Concurrently, in June 2003, President Bush appointed him as Chief, U.S. Coordination and Monitoring Mission for the Middle East peace process. Prior to these appointments, Mr. Wolf served from 1999-2000 as Special Adviser to the President and Secretary of State for Caspian Basin Energy Diplomacy. He served as Ambassador to Malaysia from 1992-1995. He was designated as APEC Coordinator in January, 1996, and confirmed as Ambassador to APEC in February, 1997.
Mr. Wolf has served in Australia, Vietnam, Greece, and Pakistan as well as in Washington. Mr. Wolf was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for International Organization Affairs from 1989-92.
A graduate from Dartmouth College (B.A. 1970), Mr. Wolf also was a Mid-career Fellow in economics at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University (1978-79).
Mr. Wolf won the President’s Meritorious Service Award in 1992 and 2000, the State Department’s State’s Charles E. Cobb, Jr. Award for Initiative and Success in Trade Development in 1993 and, and in 2004, the Secretary of State’s Award for Distinguished Service, the Department’s highest award. He was recipient of the Asia Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce’s 1996 APCAC Award, its highest annual award. He was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, is married, and has two children.