Warren W. Tichenor

Ambassador Warren W. Tichenor served as the nation's 17th United States Ambassador to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva, serving under President George W. Bush, having been sworn in on 12 June 2006 after being confirmed by a unanimous vote of the full Senate on 26 May 2006.

During his tenure at the State Department, Ambassador Tichenor led the United States Mission Geneva in promoting and advancing United States Policy before the United Nations, member states of the United Nations and the International Organizations in Geneva.

Active in President Bush’s Presidential campaigns -- in the 2000 race -- Ambassador Tichenor served as Director of the Hispanic Campaign having served in a similar capacity in President Bush’s successful re-election campaign for Governor of Texas in 1998.

Prior to that, he was President of W.W. Tichenor & Co. Inc, a San Antonio based private investment firm. Ambassador Tichenor began his career working in various positions in his family’s media company, Tichenor Media System, Inc. The corporation was later known as Hispanic Broadcasting Corporation, the nation’s largest owner-operator of Spanish-language stations. Hispanic Broadcasting merged in an all-stock transaction with Univision Communications, the nation’s largest Spanish television company in late 2003. The combined company which owns the nation’s top Spanish television network, Spanish cable network, Spanish radio group, Spanish record company, and Spanish language Internet portal was sold to a private equity consortium in 2007.

Tichenor is presently the president of W. W. Tichenor & Co., Inc. He serves on the President’s Council of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum and on the Board of Advisors of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University.

Ambassador Tichenor is a self-described optimist who believes the highest calling in life is to serve others. He has served on the boards, and in other capacities, of various charitable, political, business and civic organizations.

A native Texan -- born in Harlingen in 1960 -- Ambassador Tichenor graduated from the University of Southern California with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1982. The Ambassador and his wife, Rhonda, have a son, Warren II, and reside in San Antonio, Texas.

Ambassadorial Post(s)

United Nations (UN), (2006 - 2009)

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