President George W. Bush yesterday announced his intention to nominate thirteen individuals and appoint two individuals to serve in his administration
Most notably for the Caribbean region was the nomination of Mary Kramer as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to Barbados
The President intends to nominate Mary Kramer, of Iowa, to Barbados and to serve concurrently and without additional compensation as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to St. Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.
Ms. Kramer currently serves as Iowa State Senator and President of the Iowa State Senate.
Previously she served as Vice President of Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Prior to this position, Ms. Kramer served as Corporate Personnel Director for Younkers, Inc.
She was previously appointed by the President to serve as Chairman of the Commission on Presidential Scholars. Ms. Kramer earned her bachelor`s degree and her master`s degree from the University of Iowa.