Hannes Richter

U.S. Ambassadors to Austria Susan McCaw Pays Farewell to Vienna

Hannes Richter

Susan Rasinski McCaw, who has served as U.S. Ambassador to Austria since 2006, will be ending her ambassadorship at the end of the year. During her term in office, which she described in leaving as one of the “most rewarding” experiences in her life, Austria held its second EU Presidency in the first half of 2006. She recalls the EU-U.S. Summit in Vienna in June 2006, hosted by Austrian Chancellor Schüssel with U.S. President Bush as guest, as one of the highlights of her tenure.    
This year Austria and the United States commemorated the 60th Anniversary of the Marshall Plan, and many activities revolved around this important anniversary. With the creation of the Marshall Plan Scholarships, allowing for academic exchange of 1,000 students from both countries, an important investment in the future was made in assuring that opportunity for transatlantic cooperation was made possible also for future generations.

Before assuming her post as Ambassador to Austria, Mrs. McCaw served as President of COM Investments and Managing Partner of Eagle Creek Capital, private investment firms located in the state of Washington and prior to this held several important positions within the business world.

President George W. Bush has nominated Charles A. Gargano, leading businessman in New York, where he most recently served as Vice Chariman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and former Ambassador to Trinidad Tobago, to replace Mrs. McCaw as the new U.S. Ambassador to Austria