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Ambassador Oreck and students from the Young Ambassadors Program. (© State Dept.)
Ambassador Oreck and Speaker of the House Eero Heinäluoma. (© State Dept.)
Ambassador Oreck and Speaker of the House Eero Heinäluoma. (© State Dept.)

Guests gathered at the Ambassador’s residence to say thank you and farewell to U.S. Ambassador Bruce J. Oreck on Thursday, March 26, 2015.  Ambassador is the longest serving U.S. Ambassador to Finland, having been sworn-in August 2009.  He presided over the construction of our new Chancery and repurposed the former office building into the energy efficient, high-performing Innovation Center.  He also made it a priority to travel throughout the country and meet many, many Finns.  Lucky for us, he will continue as Ambassador for a little longer before finishing his tenure.