Founder, Good Food Organics;US Ambassador,US Senator, ret'd
Ambassador Braun holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois, and a law degree from the University of Chicago. She is a former candidate for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. She has served her country as Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, United States Senator from Illinois, Cook County Executive Officer, Illinois State Representative and United States Attorney. She is the only African American woman to have ever served in the Senate. As Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa, she was made an honorary member of the Te Atiawa Maori tribe, the first US Ambassador to be so honored. In 2007, she founded Good Food Organics™, a premium, Certified USDA Organic and Biodynamic food and beverage company. Good Food Organics™ follows a triple-bottom-line business approach of financial profitability, environmental sustainability and social ethics. The company is located in the heart of inner city Chicago, and reflects her interest in creating jobs for women and ex-offenders for whom employment opportunities may be scarce. Her work has earned her 11 honorary degrees and more than 200 awards including the naming of a public school, Carol Moseley Braun Elementary, in Calumet City, Ill. The school team name is the Ambassadors.