On Wednesday, Kentuckian Kelly Craft was confirmed to the position of United Nations ambassador following a vote by the full U.S. Senate.
Craft, who has been serving as U.S. Ambassador to Canada since August 2017, is a native of Glasgow, Kentucky. She is a graduate of the University of Kentucky and a well-known Republican donor who has served in previous administrations as she was a U.S. delegate to the United Nations in 2007 under President George W. Bush.
Craft is the wife of former Kentucky Chamber Board Chair Joe Craft, the CEO of Alliance Coal.
The vote of 56-34 by the full Senate on Friday comes after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved the nomination on last Thursday.