The U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands, Fay Hartog Levin, says she has submitted her resignation to President Barack Obama.
Levin said in a statement Monday she is quitting, effective in September, to give her family more attention and to serve "the public interest closer to my home in Chicago."
Levin came to The Hague in August 2009. She is the daughter of Dutch Jewish parents who fled Holland before World War II.
Before her ambassadorial appointment she was a lawyer, an executive of the Field Museum in Chicago and a consultant to nonprofit groups.