Kyle McCarter was nominated by President Trump to be the U.S. Ambassador to Kenya and was confirmed on January 2, 2019.
Prior to his Nairobi assignment, Ambassador McCarter was a manufacturing entrepreneur in Lebanon, Illinois. He served eight years on the St. Clair County Board and six years on the O’Fallon Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, including two years as President and four years as Chairman of the Economic Development Committee. He was a State Senator in the Illinois General Assembly from 2009-2019. He has a B.S. in Accounting from Oral Roberts University.
Ambassador McCarter is married and has two children.