Hon. Charlene Barshefsky

Ambassador; Presently Senior International Partner at WilmerHale

Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky served as the US Trade Representative from 1997 to 2001, where she was the chief trade negotiator and principal trade policymaker for the United States. Before that, she acted as deputy USTR from 1993 to 1996. As the USTR and a member of the President’s Cabinet, she was responsible for the negotiation of hundreds of complex market access, regulatory and investment agreements with virtually every major country in the world. Read full bio »

Rep. Gerald Connolly


Congressman Gerald E. “Gerry” Connolly is serving his fourth term in the U.S. House of Representatives from Virginia’s 11th District, which includes Fairfax County, Prince William County, the towns of Dumfries and Herndon, and the City of Fairfax in Northern Virginia. Prior to his 2008 election to Congress, Connolly served 14 years on the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, including five years as Chairman. Read full bio »

Nelson W. Cunningham

President and Co-founder of McLarty Associates

Nelson W. Cunningham is President and Co-founder of McLarty Associates. Under Mr. Cunningham’s leadership, McLarty Associates has developed into a firm with global reach and over seventy employees and advisors, stationed in Washington and around the world. Read full bio »

Hon. Roland Eng

Ambassador-at-Large and Advisor to the Royal Government of Cambodia

Mr. Eng served as the Cambodian Ambassador to the United States between 1999 and 2004. Between 1994 and 1999, he resided in Bangkok helping to re-establish Cambodia’s diplomatic relations with Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Read full bio »

Claude G. B. Fontheim

CEO of Fontheim International, LLC; and Chairman of GlobalWorks Foundation

Mr. Fontheim advises global companies and nonprofit organizations regarding global public policy and corporate social responsibility. His pro bono engagements include extensive work with human rights and anti-poverty organizations. Read full bio »

Sam Fried

Executive Vice President of Law, Policy and Governance, for Limited Brands, Inc.

Mr. Fried joined Limited Brands in 1991 as its first general counsel, where he remains responsible for all legal matters affecting the company He has long been a leader in Third Way politics and policies, including extensive work with the campaigns and Administration of President Bill Clinton. Read full bio »

Richard Leach

President and CEO of the World Food Program USA

For more than twenty years, Mr. Leach has helped U.N. agencies, governments, and non-profit organizations develop new initiatives to address a wide range of issues. Mr. Leach led a review of the World Health Organization’s operations concerning pharmaceuticals and health technologies and developed the plan for an initiative to halt the production and trade in counterfeit drugs. He has also established a non-profit organization for the United Nations World Food Program, and has helped the Alliance for Representative Democracy establish a nationwide initiative to ensure that all public schools in the United States provide an adequate civic education. Read full bio »

Rep. Gregory W. Meeks


Serving the people of New York’s Sixth Congressional District has been the focus of Congressman Gregory W. Meeks’ thirteen year tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives. During that time he has earned the respect of his constituents, colleagues and other stakeholders for his leadership in foreign policy, international trade and financial services policy and legislation. Read full bio »

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