President Donald Trump has nominated business executive Marie Royce, whose husband is the top Republican on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, to a senior position at the State Department, the White House announced Wednesday.
Royce, who was nominated to serve as an assistant secretary of state for educational and cultural affairs, has built a 30-year career in the hospitality and telecommunications industries. She was previously appointed to the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Communications and Information Policy as a representative of the private sector, and has played a role in facilitating various government-sponsored exchange programs, with a particular focus on economic development and youth and gender issues. She has received awards for her international engagement, and worked as a university professor as well.
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