Denise Bauer

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Denise Bauer
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United States Ambassador to Belgium
Assumed office
September 26, 2013
President Barack Obama
Preceded by Howard Gutman
Personal details
Born 1963 (age 51–52)
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Occidental College

Denise Campbell Bauer (born 1963)[1] is the United States Ambassador to Belgium. After being nominated as ambassador by United States President Barack Obama, Bauer was confirmed unanimously by the U.S. Senate on August 2, 2013 and sworn in as ambassador on August 7, 2013. She is a former television producer and political manager.[2]

Education and career[edit]

Bauer graduated at Occidental College in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts in political science, with an emphasis in foreign affairs and national security. She started her career in television in Los Angeles, where she worked as a field producer and researcher for KCBS-TV News from 1985 to 1988, as a news producer for the North American bureau of Nine Network Australia from 1988 to 1990, and as a freelance film and video producer from 1990 to 1992. From 1993 until 1994 she worked as a public affairs officer for the American Red Cross Bay Area in San Francisco. Bauer has been active in, and served as president on the board of directors of, the Belvedere Community Foundation located in Belvedere, California. On June 21, 2013 she was nominated ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium by President Barack Obama. On July 23, 2013 she succeeded Howard Gutman as the American ambassador in Belgium.[1]

Democratic affiliation[edit]

A longtime Democrat, Bauer hosted multiple fundraisers and raised $4.3 million for the President’s two election campaigns, served on the Obama for America National Finance Committee from 2007 to 2008 and from 2011 to 2012, and was finance chair for Women for Obama from 2011 to 2012. She was also on the Democratic National Committee from 2008 to 2012, serving as chair and co-chair of the Women’s Leadership Forum and as co-chair of the National Issues Conference. She has also personally contributed nearly $20,000 to Democratic candidates and organizations.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Bewig, Matt. "Ambassador to Belgium: Who is Denise Bauer?". Retrieved 2013-08-24. 
  2. ^ Biography of U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium Denise Bauer. - U.S. Department of State. Retrieved 2013-08-30.
Diplomatic posts
Preceded by
Howard Gutman
United States Ambassador to Belgium