H.E. Nicholas F Taubman is a United States businessman, politician, and ambassador. Between 2005-2008, he has served as an ambassador of the United States of America to Romania during the George W Bush administration. H.E. has a remarkable experience in administration, having formerly served on the Roanoke City Council from 1976-78 and having acted as President and CEO of Advance Auto Parts from 1973-2005. Mr. Taubman is an influential supporter of the Republican party and is known for his philanthropic actions, having been a main contributor for the Art Museum of West Virginia, now the Taubman Museum of Art.