UNITED STATES SENATE
SUBJECT: Ambassadorial Nomination: Certificate of
Demonstrated Competence — Foreign Service
Act, Section 304(a)(4)
POST: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
CANDIDATE: Jane D. Hartley
Jane D. Hartley served as Ambassador to the French Republic and the Principality of Monaco from 2014-2017. In that role, she worked to strengthen the U.S.-France bilateral relationship, focusing on counterterrorism cooperation. She arrived in Paris shortly before the Charlie Hebdo attack and served through the Bataclan and Nice attacks. Hartley received the Legion of Honor from the President of France in recognition of her efforts. Hartley’s substantive experience in the region and demonstrated ability to lead large interagency teams makes her a well-qualified candidate to be the U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
Earlier in her career, Hartley was Chief Executive Officer of Observatory Group, an international economic and political advisory firm. Before founding that, she was Chief Executive Officer of the G7 Group, a research firm providing macroeconomic and political analysis to global clients. Hartley currently serves as a member of the Visiting Committee of the Kennedy School at Harvard University, as well as the Executive Committee and the Dean’s Council of the Kennedy School. She is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and is Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Sesame Workshop (Sesame Street). Hartley is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Previously, Hartley was a Member of the Board of Trustees of Heidrick & Struggles and a Presidential appointee to the Board of Directors of the Corporation for National and Community Service. She was Vice Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Economics Club of New York and held positions as Vice President at both Universal (MCA) and Westinghouse Broadcasting. Hartley also served at the White House in the Carter Administration. She earned a B.A. at Boston College (Newton College) and speaks French.