Harold W. Geisel
|Inspector General of the Department of State|
June 2, 2008 – September 30, 2013
|President||George W. Bush |
|Preceded by||Howard Krongard|
|Succeeded by||Steve A. Linick|
|Born||May 11, 1947|
|Education||Johns Hopkins University |
University of Virginia
Harold Geisel was born in Chicago, Illinois on May 11, 1947. He served as Inspector General for the US department of State from June 2, 2008 to September 30, 2013.
Geisel joined the Department in 1972, completing tours as management or administrative officer in Brussels, Oslo, Bern, and Bamako, and as Consul General in Durban, South Africa. From 1986 to 1993, he served as management counselor at U.S. Embassies in Rome, Bonn, and Moscow. He returned to the Department in 1993 as Executive Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Management, where he supervised the creation of a worldwide process for allocating information technology resources. In 1994, he was assigned as Acting Inspector General of the State Department, pending appointment of a new Inspector General. He held the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Information Management, from 1995 to 1996, during which he was responsible for some 2,000 employees and directed the development of the Department's first IT strategic plan. He returned abroad in 1996, serving as Ambassador to Mauritius until 1999, and as a senior negotiator, leading discussions with foreign governments on base access and defense cost burden-sharing from 1999 to 2000.
- The Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training (23 November 2012). "AMBASSADOR HAROLD W. GEISEL – Interviewed by: Charles Stuart Kennedy" (PDF). Retrieved 3 September 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
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- "Testimony Of Harold W. Geisel Deputy Inspector General Office Of Inspector General U.S. Department Of State And The Broadcasting Board Of Governors" (PDF). Retrieved 3 September 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link) This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.