Dwight L. Bush Sr. appointed U.S. Ambassador to Morocco

American Senate Confirms Appointment of Dwight L. Bush Sr. as U.S. Ambassador to Morocco

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The American Senate confirmed, on Thursday, March 13th Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the United States of America to the Kingdom of Morocco. Dwight L Bush was appointed to this position last August by President Barack Obama.

Born in East St. Louis, Illinois, Dwight Bush earned a B.A. from Cornell University in 1979. He then joined Chase Manhattan Bank, where he enjoyed a 15-year career that included international corporate banking assignments in Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East, and corporate finance and project finance in New York and Washington, D.C.

After 15 years at Chase, Dwight Bush had risen to managing director in the Project Finance Group when he resigned and joined Sallie Mae Corporation, serving as vice president of corporate development from 1994 to 1997.

From 1998 to 2006, Dwight Bush worked as a principal at Stuart Mill Capital, LLC; vice president and chief financial officer at Sato Travel Holdings, Inc.; and vice chairman at Enhanced Capital Partners, LLC.

Dwight Bush was president and CEO of Urban Trust Bank, Urban Trust Holdings and president of UTB Education Finance, LLC from 2006 through 2008. He also has worked as vice chairman of EntreMed, Inc. since 2010 and as a director since 2004.

Dwight Bush has worked with a variety of philanthropic and education institutions, including Cornell University, Xavier University (Louisiana), the GAVI Alliance, National Symphony Orchestra, The Vaccine Fund, and the Joint Centers for Social and Economic Studies. He served as a director of JER Investors Trust Inc. until May 28, 2009.

Dwight Bush is married to News Corp attorney Antoinette Cook Bush, with whom he has two children: Dwight Bush Jr. and Jacqueline Bush.