Bistrong - Soderberg

July 11, 2004

Nancy Elisabet Soderberg, daughter of Nancy M. Soderberg and Lars O. Soderberg of Nantucket, MA, was married on June 5, 2004 to Richard Todd Bistrong, son of Susan Strong of New York City and Walter Bistrong of Long Island. The Rev. Jennifer Brooks and Cantor Avi Teken performed the ceremony at the Second Congressional Meeting House in Nantucket, MA. Following the five o'clock wedding, a reception and dinner were held at the Nantucket Yacht Club. The bride is Vice-President of the International Crisis Group in New York City. She is a former United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs at the White House, and Senior Foreign Policy Advisor to Edward M. Kennedy. She is also President of the New York Sister City Program and author of the forthcoming book, Superpower Myth. She holds a Master's from Georgetown University and a B.A. from Vanderbilt University. She attended Bryn Mawr High School. Her mother, former President of the Eye Bank in Baltimore, retired as an English teacher at Hunterdon Central High School in Flemington, NJ. Her father, a mechanical engineer, was Director of Construction for the Rouse Company in Columbia, MD and retired as Vice-President of Williams Brothers in Tulsa, OK. The bridegroom is Vice-President for International Sales and Marketing for Armorholdings of Jacksonville, FL. He is also President of the Richard T. Bistrong Charitable Foundation. He holds a Master's in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia and a B.A. with Honors from the University of Rochester. His mother is a psycho therapist and his father retired as President of Point Blank Body Armor, Inc. The couple will maintain homes in New York City and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL. The bride will continue to use her maiden name professionally.

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