Second Gentleman leads Presidential Delegation to New Zealand for the opening of the FIFA Women’s World Cup
“We are thrilled to have Mr. Emhoff [husband of Vice President Kamala Harris] here in New Zealand representing President Biden at this historic event, the first FIFA Women’s World Cup in the Southern Hemisphere, and the first where every player is guaranteed pay”, said U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand, Tom Udall. “Mr. Emhoff is a champion for gender equality, and a wonderful ambassador for the Biden-Harris Administration in this, one of its core principles”.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – THE WHITE HOUSE
July 17, 2023
President Biden Announces Presidential Delegation to Attend the Opening Ceremony of the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Auckland, New Zealand
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