Posted: 3:16 am ET
On January 3, the WH announced the nomination of Marie Royce to be the next Assistant Secretary of State (Educational and Cultural Affairs). Ms. Royce is the wife of Rep. Ed Royce, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. HFAC has oversight of the State Department. The WH released the following brief bio:
Marie Royce of California, to be an Assistant Secretary of State (Educational and Cultural Affairs). Ms. Royce, a businesswoman and former professor, has been the CEO and Principal of Marie Royce, LLC in Fullerton, California since 2016. She has more than 30 years of experience in the private sector with Fortune 500 companies and as a small business owner, creating and launching start-ups and new initiatives and serving as a key business liaison to 80 countries. As a former educator and full-time university professor, Ms. Royce led an international grant program between two universities. She is a private sector appointee on the Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy (ACICIP) at the Department of State and has served on two U.S. Cultural Exchange Boards. She served as an American Council of Young Political Leaders (ACYPL) delegate to Hungary & Poland.
Ms. Royce earned a B.S. and B.A. at California State Polytechnic University and an M.B.A. at Georgetown University. She speaks Spanish.
— Ed Royce (@RepEdRoyce) January 3, 2018
Ed already votes with Trump 97% of the time. I don’t know how he distances himself from Trump with his voting record and now spouse working for the guy. Best of luck to him on explaining how he will serve us, not The Donald. https://t.co/3RgRnUeOHC
— Sam Jammal (@samjammal) January 3, 2018
— Sarah D. Wire (@sarahdwire) January 3, 2018
Rep. Ed Royce's wife, Marie Royce, tapped by Trump for senior State Department post https://t.co/6m3VgkyUTh
— LA Times CA Politics (@LATpoliticsCA) January 3, 2018
— Ann Stock (@AnnStock1) January 4, 2018
— Prevent Cancer (@preventcancer) September 27, 2017
Bravo to the US Embassy in Reykjavik for hosting the Icelandic and American Women Leaders in Business and Education! pic.twitter.com/0EwndxIe
— Marie Royce (@MarieTPRoyce) April 24, 2012