On April 26, 2012 President Barack Obama announced his intention to nominate Delbarton alumnus Tim Broas '72 as Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Department of State. Broas would replace current Ambassador Fay Hartog-Levin. Read White House announcement here.
According to Wikipedia "the U.S. partnership with the Netherlands is one of its oldest continuous relationships and dates back to the American Revolution. Starting in the late 16th century, the Dutch and other Europeans began to colonize the eastern coast of North America. The Dutch named their territory New Netherlands, which became a province of the the Dutch Republic in 1624. The Dutch settlement of New Amsterdam later became New York City." In fact, the present-day flag of New York City is based on the flag of Republic of the United Netherlands."
According to the White House press release, "Tim Broas is currently a partner at Winston and Strawn, LLP. Mr. Broas also serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, having been appointed by President Obama in December 2010. From 1986 to 1995, he was a partner at Anderson Hibey & Blair. Previously, Mr. Broas worked as an attorney at Whitman & Ransom from 1983 to 1985, and at Conboy Hewitt O’Brien & Boardman from 1980 to 1983. From 1979 to 1980, he served as a law clerk for Justice Mark Sullivan of the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Mr. Broas received a B.A. from Boston College and a J.D. from the College of William and Mary."
The Delbarton community salutes Tim Broas '72 on his nomination as the next U.S. Ambassador to the Netherlands.