UNITED STATES SENATE
SUBJECT: Ambassadorial Nomination: Certificate of
Demonstrated Competence — Foreign Service
Act, Section 304(a)(4)
POST: The Kingdom of Norway
CANDIDATE: Marc B. Nathanson
Marc B. Nathanson is one of America’s leading communications entrepreneurs and a noted environmentalist. He founded Falcon Cable TV in 1975 and in 1999, he became Vice Chairman of Charter Communications. Today, he is Chairman of Mapleton Investments, a holding company, and Chairman Emeritus of Falcon Water Technologies.
Nathanson has more than twenty-five years of foreign policy and public diplomacy experience. He was Chairman of the United States Agency for Global Media (then called the Broadcasting Board of Governors) under Presidents Clinton and Bush. He was appointed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2012 as her representative to the Board of Governors of the East-West Center in Honolulu. He is the immediate past Co-Chairman of the Pacific Council on International Policy and Vice Chairman of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI). He has for many years been a Trustee of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. His extensive foreign policy and public diplomacy experience, leadership abilities and expert knowledge of global politics make him well-qualified to serve as U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway.
Mr. Nathanson has been honored by several environmental organizations for his work on water conservation. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver and a master’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow.