Marc Nathanson was accredited as U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of Norway on June 16, 2022. He was one of America’s leading communications entrepreneurs and is a noted environmentalist. He founded Falcon Cable TV in 1975, and in 1999, he became Vice Chairman of Charter Communications. Before his appointment as Ambassador, he was Chairman of Mapleton Investments, a holding company.
Nathanson was Chairman of the United States Agency for Global Media during the Clinton-Gore and Bush-Cheney Administrations. He was appointed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2012 as Representative to the Board of Governors of the East-West Center in Honolulu. Nathanson is the immediate past Co-Chairman of the Pacific Council on International Policy and Vice Chairman of the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI).
He is a long time Trustee of the Aspen Institute and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Nathanson has been honored by several environmental organizations for his work on water conservation.
He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Denver and a master’s degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he was a National Science Foundation Fellow. He has been married to Jane Nathanson, a psychologist, for 54 years.