Ambassador Roger F. Nyhus Arrives In Barbados

PR – Ambassador Roger Nyhus arrived in Barbados on Thursday, January 11, 2024,  following his appointment by President Joe Biden in September 2022 and  unanimous confirmation by the U.S. Senate in November 2023 to serve as the  Ambassador to Barbados, the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia,  Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada, and Saint  Vincent and the Grenadines.  

Ambassador Nyhus said, “I am humbled and incredibly honored to serve President  Biden, our country and the American people as U.S. Ambassador to Barbados and  the Eastern Caribbean. I look forward to bringing my Washington State and  Chinook Indian Nation values to this new role and partnering closely with the  seven dynamic independent nations of the Eastern Caribbean on addressing  climate change, enhancing regional security and promoting economic prosperity.”  

Prior to assuming his position in Barbados Ambassador Nyhus built his career  promoting American companies in sectors relevant to the Eastern Caribbean,  including sustainability and energy, aviation, travel and tourism,  telecommunications, global health and health care, financial services, global  philanthropy, seafood and the arts. Previously, he served as founder and CEO of  Nyhus Communications, a Seattle-based strategic communications, advocacy and  marketing consultancy.  

In this role, Ambassador Nyhus served as an adviser to business and government  leaders around the world, including CEOs of Fortune 500 companies. Ambassador  Nyhus grew up in Westport, Washington, a small fishing village on the Pacific  Ocean. He is an enrolled member of the Chinook Indian Nation, and his personal  passions include championing wildlife conservation and the arts. 

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