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Timothy Broas (1979)

Former Ambassador to the Netherlands


Timothy Broas was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands on January 6, 2014. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 13, 2014. Ambassador Broas presented his credentials to His Majesty King Willem-Alexander on March 19, 2014, and has officially taken up his duties as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of the Netherlands.  Mr. Broas has recently stepped down from his post and currently resides in Maryland.

Prior to his ambassadorship, Mr. Broas was a partner in the litigation department of the Washington, DC office of Winston & Strawn, LLP. He was named in the 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2014 editions of Best Lawyers in America.

In 2010, President Obama appointed Mr. Broas to the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Wilson Center, created by Congress in 1968, is a nonpartisan institute for advanced study and a neutral forum for open, serious, and informed dialogue among preeminent thinkers and policymakers.

Mr. Broas was named to the Board of Trustees of Partners in Health in 2012. He was appointed by Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley to the Board of Trustees of St. Mary’s College of Maryland in 2011 and was selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America in 2010. In 2005, Mr. Broas was appointed to the Board of Visitors of Mount Vernon by Virginia Governor Mark Warner and was reappointed in 2009 by Governor Tim Kaine.

Mr. Broas received an A.B., magna cum laude, in Economics and History from Boston College in 1976 and a J.D. from the College of William and Mary in 1979.