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.


Charlene Barshefsky

Chair, Parkside Global Advisors;
Former U.S. Trade Representative (1997-2001)

Honorary Chairs

Maurice R. Greenberg

Chairman & CEO, C.V. Starr & Co

Carla A. Hills

Chair & CEO, Hills & Company, International Consultants;
Senior Counselor, Albright Stonebridge Group;
U.S. Trade Representative, 1989-1993;
U.S. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development, 1975-1977

Executive Vice Chair

Evan G. Greenberg

Chairman & CEO, Chubb

Vice Chair

Thomas H. Kean

Chairman & CEO, THK Consulting;
Governor of New Jersey, 1982-1990


Keith W. Abell

Chairman, N4XT Experiences Inc., Los Angeles Fashion Week Enterprises Inc , and Beauty Days, Inc. 


I. Peter Wolff

Former SVP, International & Executive
Advisor, Time Warner


Jonathan Auerbach

Former EVP & Chief Strategy, Growth & Data Officer, PayPal (2015-2024)

Andy Blocker

Global Head of Public Policy & Strategic Partnerships, Invesco

Olivier Brandicourt

Senior Advisor at Blackstone Life Sciences; Director of Alnylam Pharmaceuticals Inc., BenevolentAI S.A., and AvenCell Therapeutics, Inc.;
BeiGene, board member

Amy P. Celico

Albright Stonebridge Group – Dentons Global Advisors


John S. Chen

Executive Chairman & CEO, BlackBerry (Retired)

Peter M. Cleveland

Senior Vice President
Global Government Affairs, TSMC

Ray Dalio

Founder, CIO Mentor, and Member of the Bridgewater Board

Nelson G. Dong

Of Counsel, Co-Head of the National Security Group
Dorsey & Whitney

Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, 2015-2019; General, Marine Corps (retired)

Elizabeth C. Economy

Hargrove Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution,
Stanford University

William E. Ford

Chairman and CEO, General Atlantic

M. Taylor Fravel

Arthur and Ruth Sloan Professor of Political Science; Director, Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mary E. Gallagher

Marilyn Keough Dean of the Keough School of Global Affairs at the University of Notre Dame

Benjamin D. Harburg

Managing Partner,
MSA Capital

Ming Hsieh

Chairman & CEO, Fulgent Genetics

Jon M. Huntsman, Jr.

Vice Chairman and President, Strategic Growth, Mastercard; U.S. Ambassador, Russia, 2017-2019, People’s Republic of China, 2009-2011, Singapore, 1992-1993; Governor of Utah, 2005-2009

Merit E. Janow

Independent Chair of the Board of Directors of Mastercard; Former Dean, School of International and Public Affairs & Professor of Practice, International Economic Law and International Affairs, Columbia University

Elizabeth D. Knup

Former Regional Director, China,
Ford Foundation

Margaret K. Lewis

Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Institutional Operations and Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law

Cheng Li

Professor of Political Science and Founding Director of the Centre on Governance of China and the World at the University of Hong Kong; Nonresident Senior Fellow – Foreign Policy, John L. Thornton China Center


President, Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East & Africa

Gary F. Locke

Governor of Washington, 1997-2005; U.S. Secretary of Commerce, 2009-2011; U.S. Ambassador, People’s Republic of China, 2011-2014

Samuel J. Locklear III

U.S. Pacific Command, 2012-2015;
Admiral, U.S. Navy (retired

Anja Manuel

Co-founder & Partner,
Rice, Hadley, Gates & Manuel LLC

Ken Miller

President & CEO,
Ken Miller Capital

Sheldon Pang

Vice Chairman,
Freepoint Commodities LLC

Yvonne Pei

SVP, Government Affairs, Greater China,
The Walt Disney Company Internationa

A. Robert Pietrzak

Partner (retired),
Sidley Austin

Joshua C. Ramo

Chairman & CEO
Sornay, LLC

Clark T. Randt, Jr.

Randt & Co. LLC;
U.S. Ambassador, People’s Republic of China, 2001-2009

Jason W. Rekate

Global Head of Corporate Banking, Citigroup

Daniel H. Rosen

Co-Founder and China Practice Leader,
Rhodium Group

J. Stapleton Roy

Distinguished Fellow & Founding Director Emeritus, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States, Wilson Center; U.S. Ambassador, People’s Republic of China, 1991-1995

David Sandalow

Inaugural Fellow, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University; Under Secretary and Assistant Secretary of Energy, 2009-2013; Assistant Secretary of State, 1999-2001; Senior Director, National Security Council, 1996-1999

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 & Chief Marketing Officer, Xcoal Energy & Resources

Jing Tsu

John M. Schiff Professor of East Asian Languages and Literature & Comparative Literature Chair; Council on East Asian Studies; Yale University

Jessica Chen Weiss

David M. Lampton Professor of China Studies, Johns Hopkins SAIS

Mark Wiedman 

Senior Managing Director,
Head of the Global Client Business, BlackRock

Robert H. Xiao

Perfect World Co., Ltd

Nancy Yao

Lecturer in Governance, Yale University; Independent Director, abrdn-managed Closed End Funds

Jerry Yang

Founding Partner
AME Cloud Ventures

Peng Zhao 

Citadel Securities

Chair Emeritus

W. Michael Blumenthal

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, 1977-1979