Executive Director, The Business Council

Marlene Colucci is the Executive Director of The Business Council, an elite group of CEOs who meet periodically to compare notes on government policy, market conditions and international affairs. The Business Council was founded more than 75 years ago during the New Deal as an advisory board to the National Recovery Administration, and is chaired by Jeff Bezos.

Colucci has been with the Council for almost three years, and brings a rich and varied background of experience. With an undergraduate degree from UCLA and a law degree from Georgetown, she has served in the White House as a Special Assistant to President Bush in the Office of Domestic Policy, and earlier as Counsel to the Deputy Secretary of Labor and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs. Before joining the Council she was Executive Vice President for Public Policy at the American Hotel and Lodging Association, and from 1990 to 2002, was Senior Counsel to the law firm, Akin, Gump, Strauss, Hauer and Feld, LLP.

Colucci has a bachelor’s degree in Communication Studies from University of California, Los Angeles and a juris doctorate from the Georgetown University Law Center.