Matthew Bergman is an attorney, philanthropist and entrepreneur based in Seattle.
After attaining a degree in Sociology from Reed College in 1989, he graduated magna cum laude from Lewis & Clark law school in 1989. Bergman then served as law clerk to Judge Baldock of the United States Court of Appeals – Tenth Circuit. His legal career began at an international corporate law firm Seattle, Washington where his practice focus... More
Jeff Bleich currently heads the Global Practice for Munger, Tolles & Olson, specializing in complex international disputes, and serves as an advisor to numerous international corporations and state and federal entities. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to Australia from 2009 to 2013, and as Special Counsel to President Obama in the Whit... More
For 36 years he led Marines around the world while flying more than two dozen different aircraft. Castellaw participated in humanitarian operations in... More
Scott D. Gilbert is the founder and Managing Director of Reneo Consulting LLC, a subsidiary of his law firm, Gilbert LLP. Scott brings to both Reneo and Gilbert more than 35 years of high-profile experience using innovative strategies to help clients solve potentially catastrophic p... More
General Lyles retired from the United State Air Force after a distinguished 35 year career, most recently as Commander, Air Force Material Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio. Prior to that he served as Air Force Vice Chief of Staff and Chief Technology Officer, and Director of the Ballistic Missile Defense Organization at the Department of Defense. He is a senior executive with over 26 years experience running large, high-techno... More
Mr. Hani Masri is Chairman of Capital Investment Management Inc. based in McLean, Virginia and specializing in fund and investment real estate management in the U.S. He also serves as President of M2 Investors Inc. also based in McLean, specializing in private equity fund investments and international consulting throughout the Middle East and Europe, and is President of Capital Corporation specializing in management consulting.
A long time a... More
Mr. Mehiel is the Principal Shareholder and Chairman of U. S. Corrugated, Inc., formerly the Nation’s largest independent manufacturer of corrugated packaging until a recent transaction in which a substantial portion of USC was acquired by Kapstone Paper and Packaging Corporation. U. S. Corrugated divested 14 converting facilit... More
Norman R. Augustine was raised in Colorado and attended Princeton University where he graduated with a BSE in Aeronautical Engineering, magna cum laude, and an MSE. He was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, Tau Beta Pi and Sigma Xi.
In 1958 he joined the Douglas Aircraft Company in California where he worked as a Research Engineer, Program Manager and Chief Engineer. Beginning in 1965, he served in t... More
George J. Mitchell served as U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace from January 2009
to May 2011. Prior to that, he had a distinguished career in public service. He was appointed to the United States Senate in 1980, and was elected to a full term in the Senate in
1982. Mitchell went on to an illustrious career in the Senate spanning 15 years. He left the Senate in 1995 as the Senate majority leader, a position he had held since Janua... More
David Thorne was sworn in as the U.S. Ambassador to Italy and to the Republic of San Marino on August 17, 2009. Ambassador Thorne has a lifelong personal connection to Italy. He moved with his family to Rome in 1953, when his father, Landon Thorne Jr., was appointed by President Eisenhower to administer the Marshall Plan for Italy.
He grew up in Rome learning fluent Italian and nurturing a deep appreciation and knowledge of Italy’s culture... More
Anthony C. “Tony” Zinni joined the Marine Corps in 1961 and was commissioned an infantry second lieutenant in 1965 upon his graduation from Villanova University. His distinguished 39-year military career has taken him to more than 70 countries and included numerous command assignments at the platoon, company, battalion, regimental, Marine expeditionary unit, and Marine expeditionary force command levels. General Zinni’s joint ... More
Susan Rice was a senior fellow in Foreign Policy at Brookings from 2002 to 2009. In January 2009, the U.S. Senate confirmed her nomination by U.S. President Barack Obama as permanent representative to the United Nations. Before her time at Brookings, Rice served on the staff of the National Security Council and as Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs during President Bill Clinton’s second term.... More
Richard L. Armitage is President of Armitage International. He has served in a number of senior national security posts in government, most recently as Deputy Secretary of State. From March 1992 until his departure from public service in May 1993, Mr. Armitage (with the personal rank of Ambassador) directed U.S. assistance to the new independent states (NIS) of the former Soviet Union. From 1989 through 1992, Mr. Armitage filled key diploma... More
Lael Brainard was a Brookings senior fellow from 2001 to 2009, and served as the vice president and director of the Global Economy and Development program from June 2006 to March 16, 2009. Brainard left Brookings for the U.S. Treasury Department, to serve as under secretary of the Treasury for international affairs. Brainard also served as Deputy National Economic Adviser and Chair of the Deputy Secretaries Committee on International Economics ... More
Senator Rudman represented the state of New Hampshire for two terms in the United States Senate. In December 1986, Senator Rudman was appointed vice-chairman of the Senate Select Committee investigating arms transfers to Iran, where he was instrumental in organizing and directing the investigation of the Iran-Contra affair. Senator Rudman co-chaired, along with Senator Gary Hart, the U.S. Commission on National Security in the 21st Century ... More
Kenneth M. Duberstein is chairman and CEO of The Duberstein Group, an independent strategic planning and consulting company. During President Ronald Reagan’s two terms in office, he served as White House Chief of Staff, Deputy Chief of Staff, and Assistant and Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs. In 1989 President Reagan awarded him the President’s Citizens Medal. Prior to joining the administration, he was Vice Pr... More