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Picture of Sue McCourt CobbBIOGRAPHY

Sue McCourt Cobb
Ambassador, Jamaica
Term of Appointment: 08/15/2001 to 05/10/2005

Sue McCourt Cobb was sworn in as Ambassador to Jamaica on August 15, 2001; she is the 13th American envoy and first woman to be so appointed.

Previous to her appointment, Ambassador Cobb was Managing Director and General Counsel of Cobb Partners, Ltd., a Florida-based private investment firm with interests in several businesses, including real estate, resort development, and tourism-related enterprises.

Ambassador Cobb has served on the Boards of Directors of various corporate entities, as well as on the Florida Supreme Court Nominating Committee and on the Board of the Federal Reserve Bank, Miami Branch, which she chaired for three terms. Ambassador Cobb is also a former Chief Executive Officer of Florida's Department of Lottery.

Ambassador Cobb has served as an officer or director on the boards of many civic and charitable organizations, including Goodwill Industries, the United Way, and the Zoological Society of Florida. She has been a keynote speaker in various forums around the world at corporate conferences and interest groups. She has received numerous recognitions and has recently been honored with The Order of the Falcon, Grand Cross Knight, from Iceland, the 2001 Red Cross Humanitarian of the Year Award, and the 2000 Silver Medallion Award from the National Conference of Christians and Jews for contributions to civic causes and to humanity.

Ambassador Cobb is a graduate of Stanford University and of the University of Miami School of Law. She is admitted to the bars of the United States Supreme Court, the State of Florida, the State of Colorado, and the District of Columbia.

 


Released on November 26, 2001

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