The National Committee's Board of Directors is composed of leading scholars, corporate executives, and former policymakers, who generously give of their time and expertise.


Carla A. Hills
Chair & CEO, Hills & Company, International Consultants
U.S. Trade Representative, 1989-1993
U.S. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development, 1975-1977

Vice Chairs

Maurice R. Greenberg
Chairman & CEO, C.V. Starr & Co.


Henry A. Kissinger
Chairman, Kissinger Associates
U.S. Secretary of State, 1973-1977
U.S. National Security Advisor, 1969-1975

Vice Chairs       

Evan G. Greenberg
Chairman & CEO, Chubb


Thomas H. Kean
Chairman & CEO, THK Consulting; Governor of New Jersey, 1982-1990


Nicholas R. Lardy
Anthony M. Solomon Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

William R. Rhodes
President & CEO, William R. Rhodes Global Advisors

J. Stapleton Roy
Distinguished Scholar & Founding Director Emeritus, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States; U.S. Ambassador, People's Republic of China, 1991-1995

James R. Sasser
U.S. Ambassador, People's Republic of China, 1996-1999; Senator (D-TN), 1977-1995

Keith W. Abell
Co-founder, Sungate Asset Management


I. Peter Wolff
Former SVP, International & Executive
Advisor, Time Warner


Jonathan Auerbach 
EVP & Chief Strategy, Growth and Data Officer, PayPal

Ajay Banga
President & CEO, Mastercard

Dennis C. Blair
Director of National Intelligence, 2009-2010; Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, 1999-2002; Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Deborah Bräutigam
Director, China Africa Research Initiative, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies
Dan Bryant
SVP, Global Public Policy and Government Affairs, Walmart
Kurt M. Campbell
Chairman & CEO, The Asia Group; Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, 2009-2013
Amy P. Celico
Principal, Albright Stonebridge Group
Senior Director for China, Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, 2006-2007

John S. Chen
Executive Chairman & CEO, BlackBerry
Peter M. Cleveland
Former Deputy General Counsel, Intel
Daniel Cruise
Chief Public Affairs Officer, JUUL Labs
Robert L. Daly
Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Nelson G. Dong
Partner; Head, National Security Group; Co-head, Asia Group, Dorsey & Whitney
Elizabeth C. Economy
C.V. Starr Senior Fellow & Director, Asia Studies, Council on Foreign Relations
Richard Edelman
President & CEO, Edelman
William E. Ford
CEO, General Atlantic
Barbara H. Franklin
President & CEO, Barbara Franklin Enterprises; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 1992-1993
M. Taylor Fravel
Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science & Director, MIT Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Richard L. Gelfond
Paul T. Haenle
Maurice R. Greenberg Director's Chair, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy; Director for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia Affairs, National Security Council, 2007-2009
Benjamin D. Harburg
Managing Partner, MSA Capital
Merit E. Janow
Dean, School of International and Public Affairs & Professor of Practice, International Economic Law and International Affairs, Columbia University; Former Chair & Director, Nasdaq
Katherine P. Kaup
James B. Duke Professor of Asian Studies and Politics and International Affairs, Furman University
Elizabeth D. Knup
Director, China, The Ford Foundation
David M. Lampton
Professor Emeritus & Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies

Cheng Li
Director, John L. Thornton China Center; Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution
Kenneth G. Lieberthal
Senior Fellow Emeritus, Foreign Policy, The Brookings Institution; Special Assistant to the President & Senior Director for Asia, National Security Council, 1998-2000
Andrew N. Liveris
Former Chairman & CEO, The Dow Chemical Company
Gary Locke
Chairman, Locke Global Strategies; U.S. Ambassador, People's Republic of China, 2011-2014; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 2009-2011; Governor of Washington, 1997-2005
Samuel J. Locklear III
Commander, U.S. Pacific Command, 2012-2015; Admiral, U.S. Navy (Retired)
Anja Manuel
Co-founder & Partner, RiceHadleyGates
Evan S. Medeiros
Penner Family Chair in Asian Studies, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University; Special Assistant to the President & Senior Director for Asia, National Security Council, 2013-2015
Ken Miller
President & CEO, Ken Miller Capital
Howard P. Milstein
Chairman, New York Private Bank & Trust; Chairman, Milstein Properties
Douglas H. Paal
Distinguished Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Special Assistant to the President & Senior Director for Asia, National Security Council, 1991-1993
Sheldon Pang
Vice Chairman, Freepoint Commodities
Yvonne Pei
Senior Vice President, The Walt Disney Company, Greater China
A. Robert Pietrzak
Partner (retired), Sidley Austin
Joshua Cooper Ramo
Vice Chairman & Co-CEO, Kissinger Associates
Clark T. Randt, Jr.
U.S. Ambassador, People's Republic of China, 2001-2009
Daniel H. Rosen
Partner, Rhodium Group
Anthony J. Saich
Daewoo Professor of International Affairs; Director, Ash Center for Democratic Governance & Innovation, Harvard Kennedy School
Rob Speyer
President & CEO, Tishman Speyer
Susan A. Thornton
Senior Fellow, Paul Tsai China Center, Yale Law School; Acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, 2017-2018
Ernie L. Thrasher 
CEO, Xcoal Energy & Resources
Jan F. van Eck 
CEO, VanEck
Robert H. Xiao 
CEO, Perfect World
Jerry Yang 
Founding Partner, AME Cloud Ventures; Co-founder & former CEO, Yahoo!

Chair Emeritus

W. Michael Blumenthal  
U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1977-1979

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