Trump nominates Jamie McCourt, former Dodgers co-owner, as ambassador to France


(JTA) — President Donald Trump has nominated former Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner and CEO Jamie McCourt to be ambassador to France.

McCourt, an entrepreneur and attorney, also would serve as ambassador to Monaco, the White House said in its announcement Thursday.

McCourt “possesses a unique global perspective, having lived and worked both domestically and abroad in various industries – sports, law, finance, education and real estate,” the announcement said.

In 2016, she served as presidential trustee and California state co-chair for the Trump campaign. McCourt then was on the transition finance committee for Trump as president-elect.

McCourt, who is Jewish, lost her position with the Dodgers when she and her husband, Frank, reached a settlement in 2011 in their widely publicized divorce case and she relinquished any ownership of the baseball team.

According to her biography, she earned a bachelor’s degree in French from Georgetown University and “holds a diploma” from La Sorbonne at the University of Paris. She also spent a semester of law school at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

Her firm Jamie Enterprises, founded in 2009, primarily invests in technology startups, high-end real estate and biotechnology ventures. She is a supporter of the American Friends of the Hebrew University and the Maccabiah Games.

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