President Trump intends to nominate former Los Angeles Dodgers CEO Jamie McCourt to serve as ambassador to France and Monaco, the White House announced Thursday.
McCourt is an entrepreneur and attorney who founded several companies and co-owned one of Los Angeles' Major League Baseball teams. The 63-year-old businesswoman has lived overseas and domestically as part of business endeavors in sports, law, finance, education, and real estate.
McCourt was nominated as the ambassador to Belgium, but Trump withdrew her name for that position Wednesday and submitted it for the other two countries.
Although McCourt lacks political experience, the White House's press office noted that "She speaks French."
McCourt graduated with a bachelor's degree from Georgetown University, attended the University of Maryland School of Law, and earned a master's from MIT/Sloan School of Management.