OFFICERS

  • Damon Wilson

    President & CEO of the National Endowment for Democracy

    Damon Wilson is President and CEO of the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), an independent, nonprofit,...

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  • KENNETH WOLLACK (Chairman)

    Chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy

    Kenneth Wollack is chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy, a member of the George W. Bush Institute's...

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  • Karen Bass (VICE CHAIRMAN)

    Member, U.S. House of Representatives

    Congressmember Karen Bass was re-elected to her second term representing the newly drawn 37th Congressional...

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  • Peter Roskam (VICE CHAIRMAN)

    Former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives

    The Honorable Peter Roskam, a native of Chicago, and former member of United States House of Representatives,...

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  • David E. Skaggs (VICE CHAIRMAN)

    Former Member of the U.S. House of Representatives

    David Skaggs holds positions as Co-Chair of the Board of the Office of Congressional Ethics and a Senior...

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  • Michele Dunne (Treasurer)

    Executive Director, Franciscan Action Network

    Before coming to FAN, Michele Dunne's career focused on the Middle East and U.S. foreign policy. From...

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  • MARLENE COLUCCI (Secretary)

    Executive Director, The Business Council

    Marlene Colucci is the Executive Director of The Business Council, an elite group of...

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Board of Directors

  • ELLIOTT ABRAMS

    Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

    Elliott Abrams is senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign...

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  • Jessica Adelman

    Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Global Communications at Mars

    Jessica Adelman is Vice President for Corporate Affairs and Global Communications at Mars. She is also...

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  • Stuart Appelbaum

    President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union

    Stuart Appelbaum holds decades of experience advocating for the rights of workers around the world.

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  • Anne Applebaum

    Staff Writer for The Atlantic and Pulitzer-prize winning historian

    Anne Applebaum is a staff writer for The Atlantic and a Pulitzer-prize...

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  • Liliana Ayalde

    Former U.S. Ambassador to Brazil and Paraguay

    Ambassador Ayalde retired from the U.S. Foreign Service...

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  • Stephen E. Biegun

    Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of State

    Stephen E. Biegun has more than three decades of international affairs experience in government and the...

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  • Roxanne Brown

    United Steelworkers International Vice President at Large

    Roxanne Brown is the United Steelworkers International Vice President...

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  • SCOTT CARPENTER

    DIRECTOR OF POLICY AND INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENT, JIGSAW

    Scott is Director of Policy and International Engagement at Jigsaw,...

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  • Victor Cha

    Vice Dean and D.S. Song-KF Professor of Government in the School of Foreign Service and Department of Government at Georgetown University

    Professor Victor D. Cha is the Vice Dean and D.S. Song-KF Professor of Government in the School of Foreign...

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  • Kelley Currie

    Former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues and the U.S. Representative at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

    Ambassador Currie served as U.S. Ambassador-at-Large for Global Women’s Issues and the U.S. Representative...

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  • Eileen Donahoe

    Executive Director of Global Digital Policy Incubator at Stanford University’s Center for Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law

    Eileen Donahoe is Executive Director of the Global Digital Policy Incubator at Stanford University’s...

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  • Jendayi Frazer

    Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs

    Jendayi Frazer is the Duignan...

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  • Daniel Fried

    Veteran Diplomat

    In the course of his forty-year Foreign Service career, Ambassador Fried played a key role in designing...

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  • Senator Tim Kaine (Honorary)

    U.S. Senator

    EARLY COMMITMENT TO PUBLIC SERVICE Tim grew up working in his father’s ironworking shop in Kansas...

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  • Rachel Kleinfeld

    Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Founding CEO of the Truman National Security Project

    Dr. Rachel Kleinfeld advises governments, philanthropists, and activists on how democracies...

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  • Mel Martinez

    Former U.S. Senator

    Having arrived in the United States at the height of the Cold War from Cuba at age 15, Mel rose to be...

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  • Dayton Ogden

    Global Leader, Spence Stuart’s CEO Succession Advisory Services

    Dayton Ogden is the global leader of Spencer Stuart’s CEO Succession...

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  • Minxin Pei

    Tom and Margot Pritzker ‘72 Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College

    Minxin Pei is the Tom and Margot Pritzker ‘72 Professor of Government at Claremont McKenna College....

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  • Marc Plattner

    Founding coeditor of the Journal of Democracy (Retired)

    Marc F. Plattner is the founding coeditor of the Journal...

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  • Senator Ben Sasse (Honorary)

    U.S. Senator

    Ben Sasse is a United States Senator, representing the great state of Nebraska. He was elected in...

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  • Nadia Schadlow

    Former U.S. Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategy and Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute

    Dr. Nadia Schadlow is a Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute. She was most recently U.S. Deputy National...

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  • Elise Stefanik

    Member, U.S. House of Representatives

    Congresswoman Elise Stefanik proudly represents New York's 21st District in the House of Representatives...

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  • Scott D. Taylor

    Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University

    Scott Taylor is Dean of the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, where...

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  • Rich Verma

    Former U.S. Ambassador to India and Executive Vice President of Global Public Policy, MasterCard

    Ambassador Richard Verma is Executive Vice President of Global Public Policy at MasterCard. He previously...

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  • Ambassador Melanne Verveer

    Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security and Former US Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues

    Ambassador Verveer most recently served as the first US Ambassador for Global women’s...

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