President Joe Biden has nominated cultural philanthropist and diplomat, Randi Charno Levine, the new United States Ambassador to Portugal.
Ambassador Levine replaces George Edward Glass (2017-2021) a businessman and former diplomat. She is the second woman to hold the position, after Elizabeth Bagley, who was US Ambassador to Portugal under President Bill Clinton.
According to a statement published on the official White House website:
Randi Charno Levine is an advocate for the arts and cultural diplomacy leader. Currently, Charno Levine serves as Commissioner and Executive Committee member for Special Projects at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. She has helped curate and expand the museum’s permanent collection, chaired the 2019 Portrait of a Nation Gala, and revitalized their corporate partnership program. Charno Levine also serves as Trustee at the Meridian International Center in Washington, D.C, where she chairs the Meridian Center for Cultural Diplomacy, providing guidance and leadership for its international exchange programs, exhibition development, and strategic and business partnerships. She is a Trustee at the New Museum in New York City and member of its Artemis Council, where she has supported diversity and equality for women in the arts and fostered global dialogues while traveling to China, Italy, Peru, Portugal, and Turkey. Charno Levine is a member of the Friends of the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and a board member of FACES at New York University’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. She earned her BA Degree in Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is a published author.
Source: The White House