Robert “Bob” Frank Pence is currently the U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Finland.
Before serving as Ambassador, Bob Pence served as the founder and Chairman of the Board of the Pence Group, a full-service development company. He was also active as a board member of the Gary Sinise Foundation and served on the boards of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Wolf Trap Foundation, the World Affairs Council, George Mason University, and American University. Ambassador Pence has also lectured at Georgetown University and was a Teaching Fellow at Yale University.
Ambassador Pence earned a B.A. from the University of Maryland, a J.D. degree and two M.A. degrees from American University, and M.Phil. and M.A. degrees from Yale University. He has studied Italian, French, Latin, and Greek.
He is accompanied to Helsinki by his wife Suzy. They have three children and several grandchildren.