Ambassador Gordon Sondland in-conversation w/ Sally Bradshaw for THE ENVOY
Join Ambassador Gordon Sondland in conversation w/ owner Sally Bradshaw for his release THE ENVOY.
About the book:
If you’ve heard of Gordon Sondland, it’s likely for one of the following two reasons: one, that he served as the US ambassador to the European Union as a political appointee of President Trump; or two, that he appeared as a pivotal witness in Trump’s impeachment trial. Yes, Sondland is the “quid pro quo” guy. But as it turns out, he has plenty to say that’s far more memorable.
People still stop Sondland at the grocery store or in the airport—Republicans and Democrats alike—and offer him high-fives. Business associates, strangers, and even close friends still ask him: “How did you do that?” What they’re really asking is: How did he survive Trump? How did he handle being grilled by the Senate intelligence committee? How did he come out of the situation intact, able to move on?
These are just a few of the questions Sondland wants to answer in The Envoy—a surprising and endlessly amusing account of inflated egos, botched phone calls, bad behavior, and international jujitsu.
In 2018, Sondland was appointed to serve as the 20th U.S. Ambassador to the European Union by President Donald Trump. Sondland was unanimously confirmed by the United States Senate in June 2018 and served as Ambassador to the E.U. until February 2020. As Ambassador, Sondland was one of the highest-ranking U.S. officials in Europe and his portfolio included trade, energy, national security, defense, agriculture and several other files.
Sondland has held positions on Governor Ted Kulongoski’s transition team, as well as on the Commission for White House Fellowships to which he was appointed by President George W. Bush. He served as a principal Republican liaison between Oregon and the White House and assisted successfully in securing federal funds for various urgent State needs. Sondland also served as Chairman of the Portland Art Museum until 2011. He was appointed by Governor Kulongoski as Chairman to the Governor’s Office of Film and Television in 2002. He is a current member of the U.S. Bancorp Advisory Board and serves on the Board of Visitors of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University.
Gordon Sondland is the Founder and CEO of Provenance Hotels, a national owner and operator of full-service boutique “lifestyle” hotels.