CHRISTOPHER R. HILL
Title: Assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, and chief U.S. negotiator to the six-party talks on North Korea's nuclear programs.
Education: BA in economics, Bowdoin College; MA, Naval War College.
Career: Ambassador to South Korea, 2004 to 2005; ambassador to Poland, 2000 to 2004; ambassador to Macedonia, 1996 to 1999; special envoy to Kosovo, 1998 to 1999; member of negotiating team at the Dayton Peace Accords, 1995; various jobs at State Department and White House.
Family: Married, three children.