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Ambassador Kelly Craft

Former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. and Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada

Ambassador Kelly Craft was sworn in to the position of Representative of the United States of America to the United Nations on September 10, 2019 and held the position until January 2021. While leading the U.S. Mission to the U.N., Amb. Craft promoted peace, human rights and human dignity for people around the globe. Prior to this Amb. Craft served as the U.S Ambassador to Canada from October 2017 until assumption of her USUN role in 2019.

A third-generation Kentuckian, Amb. Craft is a leader, entrepreneur and philanthropist who has made community service and improving education the cornerstone of her career. She has served on the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees and co-founded the Morehead State University Craft Academy for Excellence in Science and Mathematics. Amb. Craft serves on the Advancing American Freedom advisory board, the Canadian American Business Council, and the board of the Institute for the Study of War.

Amb. Craft is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and holds an Honorary Doctorate from Morehead State University. She and her husband, Joe Craft, who is also native Kentuckian, share six children and twelve grandchildren.

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