July 12, 2018

Young and Donnelly Congratulate Kip Tom of Leesburg on Ambassador Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) today congratulated Kip Tom of Leesburg who was nominated by President Trump to be accorded the rank of Ambassador during his tenure of service as United States Representative to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture at the Department of State.

“Kip Tom is an outstanding Hoosier and a leader in the agriculture community. Kip’s significant experience in agriculture, business, and humanitarian relief, make him an excellent fit for this role. As we work to address food insecurity and malnutrition around the world, it’s important to have someone in this position who can represent our interests and values. We congratulate Kip on his nomination and look forward to voting for his confirmation,” said Senators Young and Donnelly.

Mr. Tom is the current chairman of Tom Farms in Leesburg, Indiana. His agribusiness experience includes work in North America, South America, Africa, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Mr. Tom serves on the boards of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the Future Farmers of America Foundation, and the National 4-H Foundation. He is the recipient of the 2015 Agriculture Future of America Ag Leader of the Year Award.

As Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee that oversees the United Nations and its agencies, Senator Young recommended Mr. Tom for the appointment.