U.S. Ambassadors to Lead Investor Delegations to 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced that 22 U.S. Chiefs of Mission will join President Barack Obama, Secretary of State John Kerry, and other administration officials at the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit, June 20-21. Nearly 2,400 participants from 65 foreign markets and the United States will participate.

“We are delighted to welcome such robust delegations representing a diverse mix of markets around the world. Foreign direct investment creates jobs in communities across America. The enthusiastic response from global investors indicates that these companies recognize that there has never been a better time to invest in the United States.” 

– Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker

U.S. ambassadors and their teams constantly promote the United States as the premier destination for foreign direct investment(FDI). Experts from the Departments of Commerce and State at U.S. embassies and consulates are often the first point-of-contact for international investors seeking to establish or expand operations in the United States.

International delegation heads for the 2016 SelectUSA Investment Summit currently include:
Ambassador Alexa Wesner (Austria)
Ambassador William V. Roebuck (Bahrain)
Ambassador Marcia Bernicat (Bangladesh)
Ambassador Denise Bauer (Belgium)
Chargé d’Affaires Peter Brennan (Bolivia)
Ambassador Liliana Ayalde (Brazil)
Ambassador Bruce A. Heyman (Canada)
Ambassador Michael A. Hammer (Chile)
Ambassador Max Sieben Baucus (China)
Ambassador James “Wally” Brewster, Jr. (Dominican Republic)
Ambassador Charles C. Adams, Jr. (Finland)
Ambassador Jane D. Hartley (France)
Ambassador Colleen Bell (Hungary)
Ambassador Daniel B. Shapiro (Israel)
Ambassador Mark Gilbert (New Zealand)
Ambassador Samuel D. Heins (Norway)
Ambassador Joseph Westphal (Saudi Arabia)
Ambassador Kirk Wagar (Singapore)
Ambassador Brent R. Hartley (Slovenia)
Ambassador James Costos (Spain)
Ambassador Suzan G. LeVine (Switzerland)
Director Kin W. Moy (Taiwan)
Ethan Goldrich, Deputy Chief of Mission (United Arab Emirates)