Miami lawyer Kirk Wagar may soon be Singapore-bound.
The Washington Post reports Wagar is the leading candidate to become ambassador to Singapore.
Wagar, 44, is not commenting, but it's not surprising he could be granted an ambassadorship. He's one of President Barack Obama's leading Florida fundraisers, raising $1 million for his re-election. A close friend of Obama's, he was invited to the first White House state dinner in 2009 for Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
The Miami legal community knows Wagar as a disability insurance specialist and managing partner of Wagar Law, which represents people and small businesses against insurance companies. The University of Miami law grad started practicing law in 1993.
The former rugby player grew up in the small town of Perth, Ontario, before landing in Miami and becoming a U.S. citizen.
Miami lawyer Jeremy Alters, a friend of Wagar's and fellow Obama fundraiser, confirmed Wagar's possible appointment.
"I only know what I've heard and read, but it appears Kirk is in the mix to be ambassador to Singapore," Alters said. "I can tell you unequivocally, that no one could be a better advocate for our great country than Kirk. No one deserves it more. And no one would do a better job at representing the United States abroad. I hope Kirk is our next ambassador to Singapore."