Rufus Gifford was confirmed by the United States Senate on August 1, 2013, and sworn in
on August 15, 2013, as the U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Denmark. Ambassador Gifford most recently served as Finance Chair of the Presidential Inaugural Committee. He served as Finance Director for Obama for America from 2011 to 2012, and as Finance Director
for the Democratic National Committee from 2009 to 2011.
From 2008 to 2009, he was the California Finance Director for the Presidential Inaugural Committee, after working as a political consultant in California from 2004 to 2008. From 1998 to 2004, Mr. Gifford was Creative Executive for Davis Entertainment, an independent film company based in Los Angeles.
He is currently a Federal Club Member of the Human Rights Campaign and a Partner in
Conservation for the World Wildlife Fund. He received a B.A. from Brown University.
During his time in Denmark he will work to expand trade and investment through economic cooperation.