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Ambassador Brewster Arrives in Country to Assume His Duties

November 26, 2013
Ambassador Brewster upon his arrival in the Dominican Republic

Ambassador Brewster upon his arrival in the Dominican Republic

James “Wally” Brewster, the new U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic, arrived in Santo Domingo this afternoon to take up his duties.  He was accompanied by his spouse, Mr. Bob Satawake.     

Upon his arrival, Ambassador Brewster said,

I am very pleased to have arrived in our second home in the Dominican Republic and look forward to presenting my credentials to President Medina as the United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic.  I am honored that President Obama put his trust in me for this important position, representing him and the American people.  I am particularly excited to have been selected given our longstanding ties to this wonderful country. 

My spouse Bob and I are looking forward to building on the relationships we have established here in the Dominican Republic over the past decade in my new official capacity”

The U.S. Senate confirmed Ambassador Brewster on November 14, 2013.  He was sworn into office on November 22 in Washington, D.C. by Vice President of the United States of America Joseph Biden. 

Prior to his appointment as Ambassador, Mr. Brewster held the position of senior managing partner for the Chicago-based consulting firm SB&K Global, which specializes in brand strategy and consumer dynamics. Before starting SB&K Global in 2010, Mr. Brewster was an Officer and Senior Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications with General Growth Properties (GGP), an international real estate investment trust headquartered in Chicago. Prior to joining GGP in 1996, Mr. Brewster worked in management at several real estate companies in Texas, including The Rouse Company and the DeBartolo Corporation.  Earlier in his career, he held marketing and management positions with Carla Francis, Inc. and the Jim Collins Company in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Brewster was a National LGBT Co-Chair for the Democratic National Committee and served on the Board of the Human Rights Campaign Fund.