Ambassador (ret.) Thomas B. Robertson served for over 29 years as a diplomat with the State Department, serving throughout Eastern and Central Europe, with his last overseas tour as Ambassador to Slovenia. He finished his career in Washington in 2010 as the dean of the Foreign Service Institute’s Leadership and Management School. Before he joined the State Department he worked with the U.S. Information Agency for six years in the USSR, Eastern Europe and Africa as an exhibit guide and exhibit manager. Since retiring he works part-time as a consultant and serves on a number of NGO Boards. He speaks German, Russian, and Hungarian with working knowledge of French, Italian and Slovenian. Tom graduated with a BA (magna cum laude) from Princeton University in 1973 and completed a master’s degree from John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies in 1975. In addition he studied in Germany, the USSR and Italy in the 70’s. He was a high school exchange student with the American Field Service (AFS) in Germany from 1967-68 Together with his wife Antoinette he lives in Oakton, Virginia. They have two adult children, and one grandchild.