Press Statement
Mark C. Toner
Acting Deputy Spokesman
Washington, DC
May 16, 2011


Dr. Suzan Johnson Cook was sworn in as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom by Undersecretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Maria Otero today.

Ambassador Johnson Cook will serve as a principal advisor on religious freedom to the Secretary of State and to the President, and she will head the Office of International Religious Freedom in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. Ambassador Johnson Cook is the Founder and President of Wisdom Women Worldwide Center and served as the Senior Pastor of the Bronx Christian Fellowship Baptist Church in New York City, the Wall Street Congregation and was a Founder/Board Member of the Multi-Ethnic Center, an enrichment program for youth. She served as an advisor on President Clinton’s Domestic Policy Council, the President's Initiative on Race and Chaplain to the New York Police Department. She has spoken and led delegations throughout the United States, Africa and the Caribbean.

Ambassador Johnson Cook can be found on Twitter and Facebook.



PRN: 2011/756