(WHAS11) -- The next US Ambassador to Great Britain is going to be a Louisville native.
President Barrack Obama named Matthew Barzun as his choice to be ambassador to the royal court of the United Kingdom.
Barzun was a top Obama fundraiser and national finance chairman for the 2012 campaign.
He was ambassador to Sweden from 2009 to 2011 and chaired Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer's inauguration in 2011. He is married to Brown-Forman heiress, Brooke Brown Barzun.
The appointment requires confirmation by the U.S. Senate.