Recently, United States President Donald Trump nominated Kentuckian Jennifer Yue Barber to be a Representative of the United States of America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador, and Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Barber, who is fluent in Cantonese, was raised in Frankfort, Kentucky and is currently a member of the Louisville law firm Frost Brown Todd LLC, where she focuses on state and local tax, economic incentives, and government affairs.
She serves on many boards and councils across the Commonwealth, including the Kentucky Chamber’s Tax Working Group. Previously, Barber has served on the University of Kentucky Board of Directors and the Kentucky Fair Board.
Barber is a graduate of the University of Kentucky where she earned her bachelor’s and law degrees. She began her career by clerking in the Office of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Kentucky.
If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Barber would join fellow Kentuckian Kelly Craft, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, and could serve as an alternate to Craft.
“Jennifer’s record of encouraging economic opportunity in Kentucky will serve her well as she works to help advance cooperation, development and prosperity throughout the international community,” said U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. “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.”