HON. JAMES GRESHAM BARRETT, M.C. (RET.)
Congressman Barrett served in the U.S. House of Representatives for South Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District from 2003 – 2011. He served on the Committee on Financial Services, Committee on Foreign Affairs, and Committee on Standards of Official Conduct.
HON. EVAN BAYH, M.C. (RET.)
Senator Evan Bayh represented Indiana in the U.S. Senate from 1999 – 2011. During this time he served on six Committees: Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, for which he was the chairman of the Subcommittee on International Trade and Finance; Armed Services, for which he was the chairman on Readiness and Management Support; Energy and Natural Resources; the Select Committee on Intelligence; Small Business and Entrepreneurship; and the Special Committee on Aging. Before his election to the Senate, Bayh served two terms as Governor of Indiana.
HON. DOUGLAS BEREUTER, M.C. (RET.)
Congressman Bereuter served for 26 years in the House of Representatives. Following his resignation from Congress he became the President of The Asia Foundation in 2004, an office he continues to hold. During his congressional career, he was a leading member of the House International Relations Committee, where he served as vice chairman, chaired the Asia - Pacific Subcommittee, chaired the Europe Subcommittee, was ranking minority member of the Human Rights Subcommittee, and had a long tenure on its Subcommittee on Economic Policy & Trade. He also served on the House Financial Services Committee for twenty-three years, and for sixteen years, chaired or served as ranking minority member of the Subcommittee on International Institutions.
HON. JOHN BREAUX, M.C. (RET.)
Senator Breaux served fifteen years in the House of Representatives, followed by three terms in the Senate. In the Senate he was elected by his party as Chief Deputy Whip, a position he held from 1993 until his retirement. On the Senate Finance Committee, Mr. Breaux served as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Social Security and Family Policy. Having retired from the Senate in 2005, he recently formed the Breaux-Lott Leadership Group.
HON. SONNY CALLAHAN, M.C. (RET.)
Elected to Congress in 1984, Congressman Callahan was named Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Foreign Operations in 1995. During the six years he chaired this subcommittee, he worked to protect America's interests and investments around the world. As Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development, Congressman Callahan worked to develop and finance a new national energy policy. He served in the U.S. Navy and served in state government for 12 years before running for Congress.
HON. DAVE CAMP, M.C. (RET.)
First elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1990, Congressman Dave Camp cemented his reputation as a legislator who worked across the aisle to enact significant legislation authoring legislation signed into law by Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama. Camp served on the Ways and Means Committee from 1993, and served as Chairman of the Committee from 2011-2014, introducing the Tax Reform Act of 2014, an overhaul of the tax code to make it simpler and fairer by lowering tax rates across the board. In 2011, Chairman Camp was able to secure the passage of three free trade agreements with South Korea, Colombia and Panama representing the largest expansion of export opportunities for American workers, businesses and consumers in over 15 years. Camp has also worked across the aisle championing the African Growth Opportunity Act and the Generalized System of Preferences. In 1996, he introduced the landmark Adoption and Safe Families Act, streamlining the adoption process to quickly help move more children in foster care into permanent adoptive homes, increasing the number of U.S. children adopted by 71 percent. Camp made his mark in 1996 by playing a pivotal role in the passage of historic welfare reform legislation, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Act of 1996. Camp resides in Midland, Michigan with his wife, Nancy, and three teenage children Andrew, Lauren, and Hadley.
DONALD G. CARLSON
Mr. Carlson worked for Congressman Bill Archer for 30 years, serving as his Chief of Staff from 1988 to 2001. He has also served as Chief of Staff to Congressman John Culberson and worked for Congressmen Don Riegle and James Harvey. He is currently managing director in the Washington National Tax Services office of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
HON. SAXBY CHAMBLISS, M.C. (RET.)
Saxby Chambliss served in the U.S. Senate for two terms, and before that, four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. While in the Senate, he served as a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee; the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry; the Senate Rules Committee; and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, where he served as vice chairman from 2011 to 2014. During the 109th Congress, Saxby served as chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee, and as ranking member of the Agriculture Committee during the 110th and 111th Congresses. Saxby was first elected to Congress in 1994, and has been recognized for his work on agriculture, defense, budget, and national security issues. Saxby also served as the co-chair of the Senate Aerospace Caucus, and the Senate Reserve Caucus, and as a member of the Senate Rural Health Caucus, the Juvenile Diabetes Caucus, the Caucus on Military Depots, Arsenals and Ammunition Plants, the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation, and the Congressional Fire Services Caucus.
HON. ALBERT BENJAMIN "BEN" CHANDLER III, M.C. (RET.)
Congressman Chandler was the United States Representative for Kentucky's 6th congressional district from 2004 to 2013. He was a member of the Blue Dog Coalition and served as the Chair of the national Blue Dog Task Force on Oversight and Regulatory Review. During his tenure in the U.S. House, he served on the Committees on Foreign Affairs (Middle East & South Asia), Select Intelligence (Technical & Tactical Intelligence), and Appropriations (Interior & Environment). In 2011 Congressman Chandler became Co-Chairman of the U.S. Congressional International Conservation Caucus in the House.
HON. NORM DICKS, M.C. (RET.)
Congressman Norm Dicks represented Washington's 6th Congressional District in the U.S. Congress from 1977 – 2013. He won a seat on the House Appropriations Committee in his first term, and was Chairman of the Appropriations Committee for much of his later career. He also served on the House Intelligence Committee for eight years. He was one of the major supporters of the U.S. Congressional International Conservation Caucus in the House since its inception in 2003 and played a leading role in driving American support for the Congo Basin Forest Partnership, one of the largest land conservation projects in history. In 2009 Congressman Dicks became Co-Chairman of the U.S. Congressional International Conservation Caucus in the House.
HON. PHILIP ENGLISH, M.C. (RET.)
Congressman English represented Western Pennsylvania’s 3rd District from 1995 to 2009. Phil served on the Ways and Means Committee and was the first Republican freshman appointed to that committee since George H. W. Bush in 1967 and served as the Ranking Member on the Subcommittee of Select Revenue Measures. As a member of Congress, Phil became a strong advocate in the areas of health care, energy, tax, and trade policy. He was a long-time member of the Joint Economic Committee, and co-chair of the Congressional Economic Leadership Institute. Philip English is a senior government relations advisor at Arent Fox and serves as co-chair, along with former Sen. Byron Dorgan, of the firm's government relations practice.
HON. THOMAS W. EWING, M.C. (RET.)
Congressman Ewing was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1991 from the 15th Illinois Congressional District and served five consecutive terms before retiring at the end of the 2000 Congressional session. As a member of Congress, Mr. Ewing served on the House Committee on Agriculture and as chairman of the Agriculture Subcommittee on Risk Management and Specialty Crops, and played a major role in the passage of the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000. He is a leading expert on agriculture issues, specifically those involving commodity futures and derivatives, crop insurance, and risk management.
HON. JACK M. FIELDS, JR., M.C. (RET.)
Congressman Fields represented Texas's Eight Congressional District from 1981 to 1997. While in Congress he chaired the Subcommittee on Telecommunications and Finance of the House Committee on Commerce, where he had numerous important legislative accomplishments. Since retiring from the House, he has started an international trade corporation headquartered in Texas.
HON. RICHARD GEPHARDT, M.C. (RET.)
Congressman Gephardt represented Missouri's Third District for 28 years. He held multiple leadership positions in the House, including terms as both Majority and then Minority Leader of the United States House of Representatives. He served on both the Ways and Means and Budget Committees, where he became a national leader on health care, trade and tax fairness.
HON. JAMES GREENWOOD, M.C. (RET.)
Congressman Greenwood represented Pennsylvania’s Eighth District in the House of Representatives from 1993 to 2005. He served as Chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation. He later served as International President of the Global Legislators Organization for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE).
HON. GARY HART, M.C. (RET.)
Senator Hart served two terms in the Senate. While a Senator he ran for the Democratic nomination for President twice, permanently changing the landscape of the nomination contest. Since retiring from the Senate Mr. Hart has practiced law, served on various government committees, and currently is a professor at the University of Colorado Denver School of Public Affairs.
HON. THOMAS F. HARTNETT, M.C. (RET.)
Congressman Hartnett was elected to represent the 1st District of South Carolina in 100%, after having been a member of the SC Legislature in both the House and Senate for the previous 16 years. He was a proponent of term limits for Members of Congress, and true to his word, left Washington at the end of his 3rd term. Returning to his hometown of Charleston, South Carolina, Congressman Hartnett took up the reins of the family real estate practice started by his mother in 1947. He remains active in the family business today.
HON. BARON HILL, M.C. (RET.)
Congressman Hill served for 10 years in the House of Representatives, during which he served on the Agriculture, Veterans Affairs, Armed Services, Joint Economic, and Science Committees. In his last 4 years, he served on the exclusive Commerce and Energy Committee where he was the primary author of a bill that raised fuel efficiency standards in automobiles--something that had not been accomplished in more than 40 years . Following his departure from Congress he became Senior Vice President of APCO Worldwide.
HON. DAVID HOBSON, M.C. (RET.)
Congressman Hobson served nine consecutive terms in the U.S. House of Representatives, representing Ohio’s 7th District. He served as chairman and ranking member of the House Appropriations Energy and Water Development Subcommittee, chairman of the Military Construction Appropriations Subcommittee, senior member of the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee, and member of both the Veterans Affairs/Housing Subcommittee and the Budget Committee. Congressman Hobson often was tapped by Congressional leadership on both sides of the aisle to serve as a facilitator and honest broker on major legislation.
HON. BOB INGLIS, M.C. (RET.)
Congressman Inglis represented the Fourth District of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1993-1998, then again from 2004-2010. He served on the Science & Technology Committee and was the Ranking Republican Member on the Energy & Environment Subcommittee. He also served on the Foreign Affairs Committee during the 110th and 111th Congress. He chaired the Research Subcommittee of the Science Committee in the 109th Congress and served on the Judiciary Committee and on the Education and Workforce Committee. He co-chaired the House Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Caucus. Congressman Inglis recently completed a fellowship at Harvard University's Institute of Politics where he led discussions on energy policy.
HON. MIKE JOHANNS, M.C. (RET.)
Elected to the U.S. Senate in 2008, Johanns served in the 111th-113th Congresses as a member of the following committees: Appropriations, Agriculture, Banking, Commerce, Environment & Public Works, Indian Affairs and Veterans’ Affairs. He led the bipartisan repeal of the 1099 tax reporting requirement, shepherded Senate passage of national licensing of insurance agents and brokers, championed new trade agreements, and contributed to the development and passage of a new farm bill in 2014. As the 28th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Johanns directed 18 agencies employing 90,000 staff worldwide and managed a $93 billion budget. He opened or expanded access to 40 international markets and focused on agricultural issues as a member of the U.S. negotiating team for the Doha Development Round. Domestically, Johanns promoted the growth of the renewable fuels industry and advanced cooperative conservation. Johanns served as Governor of Nebraska from 1999-2005, and served as the state representative on the Export-Import Bank Advisory Committee; as a member of the National Governors Association Executive Committee; as chair of the Governors’ Biotechnology Partnership and chair of the 25-state Governors’ Ethanol Coalition.
HON. J. BENNETT JOHNSTON, M.C. (RET.)
Senator Johnston served four terms in the US Senate representing the State of Louisiana. He served as a member of the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources from its creation and as its Chairman and Ranking Member for much of that time. He was either directly or indirectly responsible for all energy legislation considered by Congress between 1973 and 1996. He is a recipient of the National Parks Conservation Association Centennial Leadership Award. Senator Johnston acted as the chairman of the full Appropriations Committee, as well as the Defense Subcommittee, when Chairman John Stennis was indisposed, and as Chairman of the Interior Appropriations Subcommittee for Senator Robert Byrd when he was the Majority Leader. He was also a member of the Senate Budget Committee, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee, and Chairman and Ranking Member of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy & Water Development. He served for many years on the Appropriations Subcommittees of HUD and Independent Agencies, as well as the Departments of the Interior, Agriculture, and Defense.
HON. ROBERT KASTEN, JR., M.C. (RET.)
Senator Bob Kasten represented Wisconsin for two terms in the United States House of Representatives before serving another 2 terms in the United States Senate. Senator Kasten is currently the president of Kasten & Company, a consulting firm in Washington, DC.
HON. MARY LANDRIEU, M.C. (RET.)
Mary Landrieu was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1996, becoming the first woman from Louisiana to serve a full term in the U.S. Senate, serving on the Armed Services Committee, the Appropriations Committee, Chairman of the Small Business Committee, and Chairman of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee. She led the 112th Congress to pass the Small Business Jobs Act of 2010. Other notable accomplishments were the passage of the landmark Gulf of Mexico Energy Security Act, the Israel American Energy Alliance, and the RESTORE Act, the single largest one term environmental investment in the Gulf Coast in the history of the nation.
Landrieu started her career in public service in 1979, when she was elected to the Louisiana State Legislature, at the age of 23, the youngest woman to ever be elected. In 1987, she was elected State Treasurer for two terms, focusing on strong fiscal management, pension fund diversification, debt limitation, and the creation of the first ever-municipal investment fund, now valued at over $2 billion. Landrieu is a native of New Orleans, LA and is married to Frank Snellings. They have two children and one grandchild.
HON. RICK LAZIO, M.C. (RET.)
Congressman Lazio represented New York's Second Congressional District for eight years. He became Deputy Majority Whip in 1994 and was later named Assistant Majority Leader. Mr. Lazio served on the Commerce and Banking Committees and was chairman of the House Financial Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Housing. The Congressman is currently with the law firm of Jones, Walker, Waechter, Poitevent, Carrère & Denègre, L.L.P. (“Jones Walker”) as a partner and will head the firm’s first New York office focusing on issues of affordable housing and related housing finance, as well as financial services.
HON. TRENT LOTT, M.C. (RET.)
Senator Trent Lott served in the United States House of Representatives for 16 years before serving another 18 in the United States Senate. During his 34 years in Congress he served as the House of Representatives Minority Whip, the Senate Majority & Minority Whip and Senate Majority & Minority Leader.
HON. CHARLIE MELANÇON, M.C. (RET.)
Congressman Melançon represented southern Louisiana in the United States House of Representatives from 2005 to 2011, serving on the Committee on Energy and Commerce. Prior to that, he served in the Louisiana State Legislature from 1987 to 1993.
HON. BILL MCCOLLUM, M.C. (RET.)
Congressman McCollum represented central Florida in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1981 to 2001. After graduating from law school, he served on active duty in the U.S. Navy from 1969-1972. In 1992, he retired from the Naval Reserve as a Commander, having served 23 years as an officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps (JAG). While in Congress he founded the House Republican Task Force on Terrorism and Unconventional Warfare and chaired it for six years. He currently serves as the Attorney General of the State of Florida.
HON. JOHN ALEXANDER 'ALEX' MCMILLAN III, M.C. (RET.)
Congressman McMillan represented North Carolina's 9th Congressional District from 1985 to 1995. An intelligence agent in the U.S. Army, he also was CFO of Ruddick Corp. and CEO of Harris Teeter Super Markets before being elected to Congress. While in the House, McMillan served on Energy and Commerce and Budget Committees.
HON. JIM MORAN, M.C. (RET.)
Congressman Moran represented Virginia’s 8th congressional district from 1991 to 2015. He was a senior member of the House Appropriations Committee, and served as Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Interior and Environment, and was a senior member on the Defense and Military Construction Subcommittees. He served as co-chair of the bipartisan Animal Protection Caucus, and worked closely with the Interior Department’s efforts to manage the United States’ wild horse population, and led passage of countless bills to ensure the safety and welfare of cats, dogs and endangered species. Moran currently is a senior legislative advisor in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery LLP, and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office.
JOHN LIGHT NAPIER, M.C. (RET.)
John Napier is a former United States Congressman and federal judge. He has served as the Chief Republican counsel on the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Administrative Practice and Procedure, Chief Legal Counsel and Chief Legislative Assistant to Senator Thurmond, and lead Republican Counsel to the Senate Special Committee on Official Conduct. In 100%, he was elected to the United States Congress where he was a Deputy Whip and served on the House Agriculture Committee, its influential subcommittee on conservation and credit, and the Veterans Affairs Committee. In 1986, he was appointed and unanimously confirmed as a judge on the United States Court of Federal Claims in Washington.
HON. DAVID PRYOR, M.C. (RET.)
Senator Pryor represented Arkansas's 4th district for 7 years in the U.S. House of Representatives before becoming the Governor of Arkansas in 1975. He was in the U.S. Senate for 18 years, serving as the chairman of the Senate Aging Committee. After his retirement from the Senate in 1997, Mr. Pryor served as founding dean of the University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock.
HON. DICK SCHULZE, M.C. (RET.)
Congressman Schulze represented Pennsylvania in the U.S. House of Representatives for 18 years. He served on the House Ways and Means Committee and is a leading Washington expert on environmental regulations and legislation. He was founding Co-Chairman of the Congressional Sportsmen’s Caucus in the U.S. Congress.
HON. JOSEPH HEATH SHULER, M.C. (RET.)
Congressman Heath Shuler represented North Carolina’s 11th Congressional district from 2007 – 2013. During this time he served on the Committee on the Budget and the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure as well as the Subcommittee on Highways and Transit and the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management.
HON. BOB SMITH, M.C. (RET.)
Congressman Smith served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1995 and again from 1996 to 1999. He was Chairman of the Committee on Agriculture. He served in the Oregon State House of Representatives from 1960 through 1972 and as Oregon's Representative on the President's Public Land Review Committee from 1965 to 1969.
HON. JOHN M. SPRATT, JR., M.C. (RET.)
Congressman Spratt served in the U.S. Congress from 1983 – 2011. He served as Chairman of the Budget Committee and sat one seat from the chair of the Armed Services Committee. He has co-chaired the Textile Caucus, the Bearing Caucus, and the Nuclear Energy Caucus.
HON. CHARLES STENHOLM, M.C. (RET.)
Congressman Charles Stenholm served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 26 years. He was a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, serving as the Committee’s ranking Democrat for eight years until 2004. He earned a reputation for building bipartisan alliances in areas as diverse as agriculture, resource conservation, food safety, Social Security, energy, health care, and budget.
HON. DON SUNDQUIST, M.C. (RET.)
Governor Sundquist served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1983 to 1995 and served as Governor of Tennessee from 1995 to 2003. In 2005, he was named head of a national panel on improving Medicaid.
HON. ROBIN TALLON, M.C. (RET.)
The Honorable Robin Tallon represented the Sixth District of South Carolina in the U.S. House of Representatives for a decade. During his tenure in Congress he was an active participant in GATT negotiations in Geneva and took part in several agricultural trade missions to Asia and Latin America. More recently, Robin has devoted a considerable amount of time working on regulatory issues with various federal agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration, Department of Agriculture, and Department of Energy. He has extensive experience in a wide range of issue that includes taxes, trade, financial services, energy, healthcare, defense, appropriations, transportation, and agriculture.
MRS. NANCY THURMOND
Mrs. Thurmond, wife of the late Senator Strom Thurmond, is the former Miss South Carolina and a well-known public speaker. She is active in numerous charities, many of which she chairs, and is a published author.
HON. ZACH WAMP, M.C. (RET.)
Zach Wamp represented Tennessee’s Third District in the United States Congress from 1995-2011. He is presently engaged as a consultant in the energy, defense, and transportation sectors for some of the most prominent companies in the world. In Congress, he served as the ranking member of the Military Construction/Veterans Affairs Subcommittee and prior to that as the ranking member of the Legislative Branch Subcommittee of the House Appropriations Committee, on which he served for fourteen years. He also served on the Transportation Committee, the Science Committee, the Small Business Committee, the Steering Committee, the Commerce/Justice/State Subcommittee, the Interior Subcommittee and the Energy and Water Subcommittee.