Marlboro-based U.S. Precious Metals Inc. announced last week that former U.S. Ambassador Hans H. Hertell has joined its board of directors.
According to the announcement, Hertell is an attorney with more than 30 years' experience in government, public affairs, business and banking. He was sworn in as U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic on November 8, 2001. When he finished his tour on May 1, 2007, Hertell was the second-longest serving U.S. ambassador in the world, the announcement states.
Previously, he was chairman and CEO of Ponce Federal Bank, and was also one of the founding partners of the law Puerto Rico-based law firm Goldman, Antonetti, Ferraiuoli, Axtmayer & Hertell.