Louisville native nominated to serve as U.N. Ambassador

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Jennifer Barber Courtesy: Frost Brown Todd LLC

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ) – Another Kentuckian has been nominated to fill a high-ranking position within the U.S. government.

President Donald Trump announced Tuesday his intention to nominate Jennifer Yue Barber, of Louisville, to be the U.N. Ambassador on Economic and Social Council and alternative U.N. Representative to the Session of the General Assembly.

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Barber is a member of the law firm Frost Brown Todd LLC, focusing on state and local tax, economic incentives and government affairs. She was also appointed by the Governor Matt Bevin to serve on the University of Kentucky’s Board of Trustees.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says he is glad Barber will continue to push the values of the state through her work.

“I’m grateful Jennifer has chosen to serve our country, and I’m especially glad to know she’ll join our fellow Kentuckian, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft, in advancing our strategic interests and values on the world stage,” he said.

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