Owner of NY Jets nominated for UK ambassador post

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The White House announced a slew of new nominations to administration posts on Thursday, including the nomination of New York Jets owner Woody Johnson as U.S. ambassador to Britain.

{mosads}Johnson has served as the chairman and CEO of the New York Jets and the CEO of the New York Jets Foundation since 2000. He has also spent 30 years as the chairman and CEO of The Johnson Company, a private asset management firm.

Other nominations included Maria Brewer, a diplomat, to be ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Republic of Sierra Leone, and James Byrne, associate general counsel and chief privacy officer at Lockheed Martin Corporation, to be general counsel of the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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