New US ambassador to Italy Jack Markell arrives in Rome

Aug 27, 2023 392

The new US ambassador to Italy and the Republic of San Marino, Jack Markell, arrived in Rome on Saturday morning. The former governor of Delaware, appointed by President Joe Biden, arrived at Fiumicino airport from Philadelphia together with his wife Carla around 9 am local time. He succeeds Lewis Eisenberg, who was made ambassador by former US President Donald Trump and ended his mandate on January 17, 2021.

Since then, the US has been represented in Italy by Chargé d'Affaires Shawn Crowley. Markell, who holds a Master's degree in Business Administration from the University of Chicago, began his political career as State Treasurer of Delaware (from 1999 to 2009), before becoming state governor for two terms (from 2009 to 2017), the first Jewish person to hold the office.

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