Leonard J. Baldyga retired from the Foreign Service in 1994 with the rank of Career Minister after more than three decades of service. He was PAO in Warsaw, Mexico City, Rome and New Delhi and Director of European Affairs twice at the United States Information Agency. He was USIA's principal negotiator of bilateral cultural and scientific agreements with the Soviet Bloc in the 1979-1983 period.  Professional honors include the Edward R. Murrow Fellowship at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, two Presidential service awards, and the Republic of Poland's Officer's Cross Order of Merit in 1994 and the Commander's Cross in 2002.  Baldyga has served with numerous nonprofit and charitable organizations both during and since retirement.