Ambassador (ret) Dwight L. Bush, Sr

Ambassador (ret) Dwight L. Bush, Sr. In 2017, Ambassador Bush completed his three-year tenure as US Ambassador to the Kingdom of Morocco. Under Ambassador Bush’s leadership, the Embassy prioritized diplomatic priorities including countering violent extremism, encouraging trade and investment, advocating for the advancement of civil society, and helping the Kingdom of Morocco build a high-quality military capability. Ambassador Bush was highly recognized for his achievements during his tenure: he was decorated by King Mohammed VI with the Alawaite Wissam medal (the highest award given by the King to a non-Moroccan), he received the Distinctive High Honor award (the highest award given to a non-career Department of State employee), and he was the first diplomat inducted into the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Morocco Hall of Fame. Prior to his appointment as Ambassador, Mr. Bush was a senior executive with 35 years of engagement in corporate finance, banking, entrepreneurship, and corporate and philanthropic governance, including at the Chase Manhattan Bank; SLM Corporation; and Stuart Mill Capital, LLC. He then founded DL. Bush & Associates, a financial and business advisory firm, while also founding and serving as CEO of Urban Trust Bank and affiliates. Over his career Ambassador Bush has been involved in a broad range of corporate, education and philanthropic governance activities, including as a Director of The GAVI Alliance and affiliated organizations for 10 years, on the Boards of Directors of Cornell University and Xavier University of Louisiana, and on the boards of two publicly traded companies: Entremed, Inc. and JER Investors Trust. Ambassador Bush also chaired the Pension and Investment Committee of the National Symphony Orchestra where he also was a trustee. He is a graduate of Cornell University.