In a ceremony held at the Governor’s Mansion on Friday, August 18, Gov. Matt Bevin swore in Kelly Craft as the U.S. Ambassador to Canada. She will be the first female to fill that post. Craft is a native of Glasgow, Kentucky and a graduate of the University of Kentucky. In 2007, she was appointed by President George W. Bush and confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Member of the U.S. Delegation to the United Nation’s 61st Session of the General Assembly. She advised the American Ambassador to the U.N. on a range of issues, including U.S. engagement in Africa. Governor Bevin said Craft will be an extraordinary emissary between the United States and Canada. Craft said this is the highest professional honor of her life, and that she is sobered by the challenges and opportunity this service provides.