Chase Untermeyer

Chase Untermeyer is chairman of the Qatar-America Institute, a nonprofit educational and cultural organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. A 1968 graduate of Harvard College, he served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was a Texas state representative; an assistant secretary of the Navy under President Reagan; director of Presidential Personnel and director of the Voice of America under President George H. W. Bush; and U.S. ambassador to Qatar under George W. Bush. He is currently a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the board of Humanities Texas, the state humanities council. Ambassador Untermeyer is the author of three volumes of diary-based memoirs of the Reagan-Bush era and the book How Important People Act.