Obama to Nominate HBO VP James Costos for Ambassador Position

The president intends to nominate HBO's Costos as ambassador to Spain

Last Updated: July 24, 2014 @ 12:23 PM

If all goes as planned, HBO's James Costos will add another job to his plate soon.

President Obama plans to nominate Costos, HBO's vice president of global licensing and retail, as ambassador to Spain.

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Obama's office announced the president's intention to nominate Costos to the position on Friday, along with a handful of other nominees for ambassador positions.

The other nominees include John B. Emerson, president of private client services for the Capital Group Companies, and Ken Hackett, a consultant to the University of Notre Dame’s Institute for Global Development. (Hackett will be nominated as ambassador to the Holy See.) 

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"It gives me great confidence that such dedicated and capable individuals have agreed to join this Administration to serve the American people," Obama said. "I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come."

An Obama supporter who, according to the website Open Secrets donated nearly $5,000 to Obama in 2011 and has donated much more to DNC Services Corp., Costos held a fundraising event for Obama at his Upper East Side home in New York in March 2012.