Following his nomination by President Barack Obama and confirmation by the U.S. Senate, David McKean was sworn in by Secretary of State John Kerry as the 22nd U.S. Ambassador to the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg on March 14, 2016. On April 14, 2016 Ambassador David McKean presented his credentials to H.R.H. Grand Duke Henri at the Grand Ducal Palace in Luxembourg City. He was accompanied by his wife, Ms. Kathleen Kaye, Deputy Chief of Mission, Ms. Alison Shorter-Lawrence, Political and Economic Officer, Ms. Heidi Jovanovic and his Office Management Specialist, Ms. Andrea Delgado. After the Grand Ducal Palace ceremony. The U.S. Embassy staff congratulated Ambassador McKean and his wife on their new roles at their residence after the credentialing ceremony.