Cindy McCain

Cindy Lou McCain is an American diplomat, businesswoman, and humanitarian who is the executive director of the World Food Programme. McCain previously served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture from 2021 to 2023. She is the widow of U.S. Senator John McCain from Arizona, who was the 2008 Republican presidential nominee. McCain was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona, and is a daughter of wealthy beer distributor Jim Hensley. After receiving bachelor's and master's degrees from the University of Southern California, she became a special education teacher. She married John McCain in 1980, and the couple moved to Arizona in 1981, where her husband was elected to the United States Congress the following year and reelected five more times. The couple had three children together, in addition to adopting another.

Former Congregationalists
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McCain family
Converts to Baptist denominations
Arizona Diamondbacks owners
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Executive Directors of the World Food Programme
Women in Arizona politics
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Anti–human trafficking activists
American drink industry businesspeople
Ambassadors of the United States
Women humanitarians
American humanitarians
American Congregationalists
American women diplomats
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