Posted: 2:01 am ET
On January 22, the WH announced the President’s nomination of Trevor Traina to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Austria. The WH released the following brief bio.
Trevor Traina of California, to be Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Austria. Mr. Traina is a technology entrepreneur and philanthropist based in San Francisco. He is founder and CEO of IfOnly, a company that allows buyers to purchase unique life experiences and donate a portion of the proceeds to charity. Mr. Traina has held non-profit advisory positions at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Haas School of Business, and the Princeton University Art Museum. Mr. Traina earned a bachelor’s degree from Princeton University and a special diploma in social studies from Saint Catherine’s College at Oxford in the United Kingdom. Mr. Traina also received a master’s degree in business administration from the Haas School of Business at the University of California Berkeley.
As of this writing the nomination is still pending at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee with the confirmation hearing yet to be announced/scheduled.
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Inbox: Trump to nominate tech investor Trevor Traina as ambassador to Austria.@WSJ interviewed Traina in 2016, when he likened the backlash to Silicon Valley Trump supporters to a “witch hunt.” He gave $25K to the RNC two months before the election. https://t.co/Egd8qgeFco
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SF Golden Boy Trevor Traina Nominated For Ambassadorship To Austria https://t.co/a3i3KvEby1
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