William B. Czajkowski
Mr. William B. Czajkowski began his four-year tour as the Commercial Counselor at the U.S. Embassy, Warsaw, Poland, on June 14, 2012.
Mr. Czajkowski was previously the Senior Advisor for the Career Development and Assignments Staff and the Assignments Officer for the U.S. Commercial Service from 2009-2011. The Career Development and Assignments Staff (CDAS) is a service entity within the Commerce Department’s U.S. Commercial Service dedicated to recruiting, competitively selecting and equitably assigning Commercial Officers (Foreign Service Officers) to both domestic and international postings.
Prior to his tenure in the CDAS office, Mr. Czajkowski served as Deputy Senior Commercial Officer in Berlin, Germany from 2005 to 2009. Among his widespread duties, he assisted in the management of the Commercial Service’s four offices located throughout Germany.
From 2002-2005, Mr. Czajkowski was Principal Commercial Officer at the U.S. Consulate in St. Petersburg, Russia. He was responsible for all Commercial Service activity throughout Northwest Russia. Prior to his tour in Russia, Mr. Czajkowski was Commercial Attaché at the U.S. Embassy, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Prior to his joining the Kuala Lumpur office, Mr. Czajkowski worked as an International Trade Specialist for the U.S. Department of Commerce’s U.S. Export Assistance Center in Chicago, IL, USA, where he worked with American small- to medium-sized enterprises to expand their businesses overseas.
From 1993 to 1995, Mr. Czajkowski worked as an International Trade Analyst for the Department of Commerce’s Import Administration, where he worked on anti-dumping cases in Asia and South America.
Mr. Czajkowski speaks basic Polish, German and Russian, as well as some Malay.
Mr. Czajkowski received his B.A. from California State University, Sacramento in 1989. He later received his M.A. from The George Washington University in 1991.
Mr. Czajkowski is married and has two daughters.