COSTA RICA NEWS – On Tuesday, the White House announced the nomination of S. Fitzgerald Haney as the next U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica.
Under U.S. law, the next steps in the process are a confirmation hearing before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, a vote by that committee, and then a vote before the entire U.S. Senate. If approved by the Senate, Mr. Haney will assume his role as U.S. Ambassador to Costa Rica.
The U.S. Embassy will share additional information about the timing of his arrival in Costa Rica as soon as the Senate confirmation process is complete.
Haney, is an international businessman with many years of experience serving in senior-level marketing, financial services and manufacturing positions across Latin America.
Haney is also President Barack Obama’s longtime donors. Campaign finance records show Fitzgerald raised large sums for Obama’s presidential campaigns and also contributed to Obama’s transition team and inauguration. Obama selected him in 2013 to join the United States Holocaust Memorial Council.