Ambassador Edward T. McMullen, Jr.

Edward T. McMullen, Jr. Ambassador of the United States of America to Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Ed McMullen was appointed Ambassador of the United States to Switzerland and Liechtenstein in November 2017. He founded and was the President of McMullen Public Affairs, a corporate advertising and public relations firm based in South Carolina.  Ed also served as Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Family Investment Holding Company focused on real estate development and investment.  His extensive experience with foundations and think tanks include The Heritage Foundation where he served during the Reagan Administration.  He served as President Trump’s campaign chairman in South Carolina and went on to serve in a volunteer capacity on the President-elect’s transition team and as Vice-Chairman of the Presidential Inaugural Committee.

Ed has served on the South Carolina Philharmonic Board of Directors, the South Carolina Preservation Trust, and numerous other community and philanthropic organizations.  The American Swiss Foundation selected him in 1995 to participate in its “Young Leaders” program. He has traveled throughout Switzerland since his youth.

McMullen holds a B.A. in Political Science from Hampden-Sydney College.  He and his wife Margaret Ann have two children, Thomas and Katherine.