Missouri’s First Lady to lead trade mission to Cuba after Schweich’s death
JEFFERSON CITY, MO (KTVI) – The Governor will no longer be traveling to Cuba to take part in a planned trade mission after the death of Missouri State Auditor Tom Schweich. First Lady Georganne Nixon will represent the State of Missouri with delegation, according to a release fom the governor’s office. They will be traveling to Havana from March 1-4.
The group of 95 current and former government officials, industry representatives, and agriculture leaders will meet with high level Cuban officials. The Governor says in a statement that Georganne has represented the sate of Missouri in past trade missions.
The First Lady says in a release from the Governor’s office, “On previous trade missions to Brazil, China, Taiwan, Korea, Canada and Europe, I have seen first-hand how these missions can have a real and positive impact on our economy here at home, and I look forward to helping build on this progress in Cuba.”
Travel costs for Georganne Nixon will be covered by a nonprofit organization called the Hawthorn Foundation. The Governor’s office says no state taxpayer funds will be used.