Thomas C. Foley
Ambassador Thomas C. Foley served as United States Ambassador to Ireland from 2006-2009. Before entering government service, Mr. Foley was in business having worked in New York at McKinsey & Company and then Citicorp Venture Capital before founding NTC Group, a private equity investing business, in 1985. He has over twenty-five years of senior management and private equity investing experience.
From August, 2003 through March, 2004, Mr. Foley served in Iraq as the Director of Private Sector Development for the Coalition Provisional Authority. Mr. Foley's responsibilities included overseeing most of Iraq's 192 state-owned enterprises, stimulating private sector growth, developing foreign trade and investment, and overseeing three state Ministries. Mr. Foley received the Department of Defense Distinguished Public Service Award in June, 2004 for his service in Iraq.
Mr. Foley is involved in numerous charitable activities focusing on the arts and educational opportunities for children. Mr. Foley recently served as a Trustee of The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington and two Connecticut State Commissions involving education and children's rights. Mr. Foley holds a B.A. in Economics from Harvard and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.