Kelly Knight Craft (Eng. Kelly Knight Craft) is an American entrepreneur and diplomat, the United States Ambassador to Canada since 2017 (the first woman in this position). On July 31, 2019, the US Senate confirmed Kelly Craft as US Permanent Representative to the UN.
Place of Birth. Education. She was born on February 24, 1962 in Fayette County, Kentucky, USA. Her father was a Democratic party leader in Barren County, Kentucky. She grew up in Glasgow, Kentucky and graduated from Glasgow High School in 1980.
She received her bachelor's degree from the University of Kentucky in 1984.
Career. Night Craft headed Kelly G. Knight LLC, a business advisory firm in Lexington, Kentucky.
From August 2016 to 2017, Knight served on the board of trustees of the University of Kentucky.
Honorary Doctorate from Morehead University.
Political career. In the presidential elections in In 2004, Knight Craft was a supporter of George W. Bush.
In 2007 George Bush appointed Knight craft deputy representative US at the UN. Her responsibilities included consulting with the UN Ambassador on US/Africa Policy.
In the 2016 presidential election, Knight Craft and her husband supported Senator Marco Rubio and businessman Donald Trump. The couple donated more than $2 million
In 2016 Knight Craft was a delegate to the Republican National Convention from Kentucky.
On June 15, 2017, President Donald Trump appointed Knight Craft to the post of Ambassador to Canada. Her candidacy was approved by the Senate on August 3 (she took office on October 23).
On February 22, 2019, U.S. President Donald Trump nominated Kraft for the position of ambassador to the United Nations. On July 31, 2019, the US Senate confirmed Kelly Craft as US Permanent Representative to the UN. Kelly Craft was voted 56 to 34 by senators. Kraft will be sworn in soon.
Personal life. First time married David S. Moross, then Judson Knight. April 2016 Knight craft vmarried a third time to Joe Kraft, they have six children and eleven grandchildren together. Her husband is a billionaire coal mining manager for Alliance Resource Partners, LP, the third largest coal producer in the eastern United States.