Event Details

Friday, July 20, 2018

EUROPEAN UNION: Luncheon Briefing with The Honorable Gordon Sondland, (NEW) Ambassador of the United States to the European Union

Event Information

Date & time

Friday, July 20, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Washington, DC


Liam Morgan at +1-212-997-0154 or LMorgan@bciu.org

This is an off-the-record luncheon briefing in Washington, DC with The Honorable Gordon Sondland, (NEW) Ambassador of the United States to the European Union.

This event is hosted by GE and Lockheed Martin.

Venue details will be confirmed upon registration.

For more information, please contact Liam Morgan at LMorgan@bciu.org or +1-212-997-0154.


Biographical Information

Gordon Sondland was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on June 29, 2018, as U.S. Representative to the European Union with the rank of Ambassador.  He arrived in Brussels on July 8, 2018, and presented his credentials at the European Commission and to President of the European Council Donald Tusk on July 9, 2018.

Ambassador Sondland is the Founder and CEO of Provenance Hotels.  His public service includes positions on Governor Kulongoski’s transition team, as well as service on the Commission for White House Fellowships, to which he was appointed by President George W. Bush. Governor Kulongoski asked Ambassador Sondland to serve as a principal Republican liaison between Oregon and the White House, and during the following seven years, Ambassador Sondland assisted in securing federal funds for various urgent state needs.  Ambassador Sondland also served as a member of the Executive Committee of the Portland Art Museum, and was elected its Chairman in 2009 where he served until 2011.

Ambassador Sondland was appointed by Governor Kulongoski as Chairman to the Governor’s Office of Film and Television in 2002.  He is also a current member of the US Bancorp Advisory Board, and he also serves on the Board of Visitors of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.

In 1993, Ambassador Sondland co-founded the Gordon D. Sondland and Katherine J. Durant Foundation, which was established to “help families and boost communities.”  The Foundation has given millions of dollars to such diverse needs as childhood education, African hunger programs, the arts, and medical research.