Roer Nyhus
Roger Nyhus

President Biden has nominated Roger Nyhus, who founded Nyhus Communication in Seattle in 1994, as ambassador to several Caribbean nations.

He retired from Nyhus following the sale of the firm to DH, a Spokane-based strategic communications, social change and marketing shop, earlier this year.

The firm has represented Boeing, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Seattle Convention Center, Alaska Airlines and Seattle Art Museum.

During his career, Nyhus was communications director for Washington governor Gary Locke and senior advocacy officer for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The White House notes that Nyhus is an enrolled member of the Chinook Indian Nation and an engaged civil rights advocate for LGBTQ+ and BIPOC people.

His ambassador portfolio extends to Barbados, the Federation of Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Antigua and Barbuda, the Commonwealth of Dominica, Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.