Sue McCourt Cobb

Ambassador Sue M. Cobb is President of the Cobb Family Foundation and Principal of Cobb Partners, LLC., former ambassador to Jamaica, secretary of state of Florida, CEO of the Florida Lottery, partner at Greenberg Traurig, and multi-year member and three times chair of the Miami Federal Reserve. She is also a Trustee of CSIS and the Council of American Ambassadors, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and on the Advisory Council of the Association of Diplomatic Studies and Training. Sue is married to Ambassador Chuck Cobb, former U.S. undersecretary of commerce and ambassador to Iceland. Sue Cobb has been an officer and director of several public, private, and charitable boards and has received numerous awards including national honors from both Jamaica and Iceland. The U.S. Department of State awards the Sue M. Cobb Award annually to the individual selected in worldwide competition as the most outstanding non-career U.S. ambassador. A graduate of Stanford University and the University of Miami School of Law and a skilled alpine skier and high altitude climber, she has scaled mountains worldwide and published ‘The Edge of Everest’, a chronicle of her travels across China and Tibet and her climb of Mt. Everest.

Ambassadorial Post(s)

Jamaica, (2001 - 2005)

Areas of Expertise

  • Management - General
  • Political - General Policy
  • Justice - General Policy