President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to New Zealand to attend the Opening Ceremony of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Thursday, July 20, 2023 in Auckland. 

Mr. Douglas Emhoff, Second Gentleman of the United States, will lead the delegation.

Members of the Presidential Delegation:

The Honorable Tom Udall, U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand and the Independent State of Samoa

The Honorable Emmy Ruiz, Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Political Strategy and Outreach

Ms. Tina Flournoy, Member, President’s Council on Sports, Fitness & Nutrition

Ms. Lorrie Fair, Chief Program Director for the Charlize Theron Africa Outreach Project, Former U.S. Women’s National Team Player, 1999 Women’s World Cup Champion, and Founding Investor, Angel City Football Club


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