It was 9 months ago when President Trump tapped him for the position. On Thursday, Indiana agribusinessman Kip Tom from Leesburg was confirmed by the Senate for his new role as United States Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture at the Department of State.
Ambassador Tom said during his nomination hearing in August, “My goal in serving as Ambassador will be to improve our missions’ outcomes to serve the interests of the American people. If you confirm me, I will bring all my knowledge, work ethic and skills to bear to ensure that this becomes a reality. I will do it in ways that I hope brings honor to our country, our values, and our national interests.”
Tom said that while the world will always see crisis, he knows we can do better to lift people out of poverty.
“I cannot imagine a better honor than to serve in a leadership capacity and be a small part in advancing U.S. global food security efforts to create a more stable, food-secure world.”
A Kosciusko County native, Ambassador Tom will now be based in Rome.