A Frankfort native, who is now a Louisville attorney, has been nominated to join another Kentuckian on President Donald Trump’s United Nations delegation.
The President announced his intention to name Jennifer Yue Barber to be representative of the United States of America on the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, with the rank of Ambassador, and Alternate Representative of the United States of America to the Sessions of the General Assembly of the United Nations.
Barber is a member of the law firm Frost Brown Todd LLC focusing on state and local tax, economic incentives, and government affairs.
She is also a member of the Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Tax Working Group and Litigation Committee and a member of the American Bar Association and Kentucky Bar Association, where she leads and serves on multiple committees.
In addition, she is a member of the local advisory board for United States Bank, the Nation’s fifth largest commercial bank and has served on the Kentucky State Fair Board, which has over $450 million in annual economic impact to Kentucky.
Barber earned her B.S. from the University of Kentucky and her J.D. from the University of Kentucky College of Law. She clerked in the Office of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Kentucky. She is fluent in Chinese (Cantonese).
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the President has made another strong choice to represent the United States.
“Jennifer’s record of encouraging economic opportunity in Kentucky will serve her well as she works to help advance cooperation, development and prosperity throughout the international community,” he said. “I’m grateful Jennifer has chosen to serve our country, and I’m especially glad to know she’ll join our fellow Kentuckian, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N., Kelly Craft, in advancing our strategic interests and values on the world stage.”
Craft, a Barren County native who later moved to Lexington, serves as America’s Ambassador to the United Nations.