Ambassador to Jamaica
Texas oil executive Stanley Louis McLelland arrived in Jamaica on February 4, 1998 and presented his credentials to the Governor General of Jamaica as the US Ambassador to Jamaica on February 6, 1998. Mr. McLelland was nominated by President Clinton on October 2, 1997 and confirmed as the new United States Ambassador to Jamaica on November 10, 1997.
Mr. McLelland has served for the last 16 years as a senior executive (most recently, Executive Vice President and General Counsel) of Valero Energy Corporation, an independent refiner based in San Antonio, Texas. In addition to his business experience, Mr. McLelland has been involved in a number of civic, international and charitable activities. He was selected as Host Co-chairman of the 1991 U.S.-Mexico Border Attorneys General Conference, and served in trade delegations to Mexico in 1991 and 1995.
A member of the Texas Union Advisory Council for the University of Texas at Austin, Mr. McLelland also serves on the Development Board for the University of Texas at San Antonio, and the President's Council for the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He is also a member of the United Way of America's National Corporate Associates Council.
A Texas native, Mr. McLelland graduated in 1967 from the University of Texas at Austin, and received his juris doctorate in 1970 from the University of Texas Law School. In 1991, he received a diploma from Stanford University's Graduate School of Business, Executive Program.
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