“From the dirt roads of Dublin to the Oval Office and now to the wonderful Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, through God’s good graces, I have and will always carry in my heart an undying love for our country and an unequivocal commitment to serve to the very best of my abilities.”
Evans’ confirmation hearing was initially scheduled for November but with no vote, his nomination expired at the end of the year. He was renominated in January.
US chargé d'affaires Kerri Hannan told Delano that: “Ambassador-designate Evans is eager to get to Luxembourg, to present his credentials to H.R.H. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, and begin his important work on the bilateral relationship between the United States of America and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. His arrival date in Luxembourg is not yet known.”
The lawyer has worked as advisor to several Republic politicians, including former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. He also served as general counsel to the Republication Party of Georgia and was a member of the Republican National Committee.
According to The Daily Report, the lawyer will leave his law firm, Dentons, by the end of June. Evans told the media that he felt good about being an ambassador to Luxembourg, because of its status as a financial hub.
“Having chaired the financial institutions practice at Dentons and [predecessor firm] McKenna, it suited my skill set--especially in light of Brexit,” Evans said.
Evans thanked the president for the opportunity and friends and colleagues for their support. As a parting shot, he said: “As I go, I do want everyone to know Georgia will always be on my mind.”