The Honorable Lyndon L. Olson, Jr., former United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Sweden, today serves as chairman of Hill & Knowlton in New York City.
Appointed by President Clinton, Ambassador Olson served in Sweden from 1997 to 2001. Mr. Olson presently serves as a Commissioner and vice chairman of the United States Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy having been appointed by President George W. Bush.
Mr. Olson is a graduate of Baylor University and attended Baylor Law School. He is a past president of the university's alumni association, has served on the Board of Visitors of its School of Business and School of Music, and was on the Board of Visitors of Yale University's Music School. In 1999, he received Baylor University's Distinguished Alumni Award and in 2002 its Price Daniel Distinguished Public Service Award. Born in 1947, Mr. Olson is an active member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Council of American Ambassadors. He is an elder in the Central Presbyterian Church in Waco, Texas.