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The Korea Society, the leading American organization dedicated to the promotion of greater awareness, understanding, and cooperation between the people of the United States and Korea, announced today that Ambassador Mark C. Minton has been elected President, effective, May 1, 2010. Mr. Evans J.R. Revere, the current president, will complete his term as of April 30, 2010, as previously announced.

Ambassador Minton played a leading role in America's relations with Asia during a distinguished 32-year career as a Senior Foreign Service Officer. Ambassador Minton served as U.S. Ambassador to Mongolia from September 2006 to September 2009 and was previously Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Seoul, Korea. He also served as the country director for Korea and the deputy country director for Japan at the U.S. Department of State, in various diplomatic posts in Japan, in other positions at the U.S. Department of State, as a Pearson Fellow with the United States Senate and at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. He also spent a year as a teaching Diplomat-in-Residence at the City College of New York.

Ambassador Thomas C. Hubbard, who became the Chairman of The Korea Society in September 2009, expects to work closely with Ambassador Minton, as he assumes the leadership of The Korea Society.

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