Advisory Councils

Comprised of former Cabinet officials, U.S. Senators and Representatives who have advocated for U.S. global engagement throughout their careers, the Advisory Council provides strategic counsel to the USGLC on its efforts to advocate for a strong U.S. International Affairs Budget and educate opinion leaders.

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Gen. Colin L. Powell, Honorary Chairman
Secretary of State, 2001 – 2005

Madeleine Korbel Albright
Secretary of State, 1997 – 2001

Governor George Allen
Governor of Virginia, 1994 – 1998
U.S. Senate, 2001 – 2007

Richard Armitage
Deputy Secretary of State, 2001 – 2005

James A. Baker, III
Secretary of State, 1989 – 1992

Samuel R. Berger
National Security Advisor, 1997 – 2001

Howard Berman
U.S. House of Representatives, 1983 – 2013

James J. Blanchard
U.S. House of Representatives, 1975 – 1983

Bill Bradley
U.S. Senate, 1979 – 1997

Harold Brown
Secretary of Defense, 1977 – 1981

Zbigniew Brzezinski
National Security Advisor, 1977 – 1981

Frank Carlucci
Secretary of Defense, 1987 – 1989

Hillary Clinton
Secretary of State, 2009 – 2013

William Cohen
Secretary of Defense, 1997 – 2001

Norm Coleman
U.S. Senate, 2003 – 2009

Tom Daschle
U.S. Senate, 1987 – 2005

Mickey Edwards
U.S. House of Representatives, 1977 – 1993

Bill Frenzel
U.S. House of Representatives, 1971 – 1991

Bill Frist
U.S. Senate, 1995 – 2007

Robert Gates
Secretary of Defense, 2006 – 2011

Sam Gejdenson
U.S. House of Representatives, 1981 – 2001

Ben Gilman
U.S. House of Representatives, 1973 – 2003

Carlos Gutierrez
Secretary of Commerce, 2005 – 2009

Stephen J. Hadley
National Security Adviser, 2005 – 2009

Lee H. Hamilton
U.S. House of Representatives, 1965 – 1999

Gary Hart
U.S. Senate, 1975 – 1987

Dennis M. Hertel
U.S. House of Representatives, 1981 – 1993

Carla Hills
U.S. Trade Representative, 1989 – 1993

Robert Kasten, Jr.
U.S. Senate, 1981 – 1993

Tom Kean
Governor, New Jersey, 1982 – 1990

Henry A. Kissinger
Secretary of State, 1973 – 1977

Jim Kolbe
U.S. House of Representatives, 1985 – 2006

Bob Livingston
U.S. House of Representatives, 1977 – 1999

Richard Lugar
U.S. Senate, 1977 – 2013

Connie Mack,  III
U.S. Senate, 1989 – 2001

Mel Martinez
U.S. Senate, 2005 – 2009

Sam Nunn
U.S. Senate, 1972 – 1997

Paul O’Neill
Secretary of Treasury, 2001 – 2004

William J. Perry
Secretary of Defense, 1994 – 1997

John Edward Porter
U.S. House of Representatives, 1980 – 2001

Condoleezza Rice
Secretary of State, 2005 – 2009

Bill Richardson
Governor, New Mexico, 2003 – 2011

Tom Ridge
Secretary of Homeland Security, 2003 – 2005

Chuck Robb
U.S. Senator, 1989 – 2001

James Sasser
U.S. Senate, 1977 – 1995

George P. Shultz
Secretary of State, 1982 – 1989

David E. Skaggs
U.S. House of Representatives, 1987 – 1999

Gordon Smith
U.S. Senate, 1997 – 2009

Lawrence Summers
Secretary of Treasury, 1999 – 2001

John Warner
U.S. Senate (1979-2009)

J.C. Watts
U.S. House of Representatives, 1995 – 2003

Vin Weber
U.S. House of Representatives, 1981 – 1993

Alan Wheat
U.S. House of Representatives, 1982 – 1994

Timothy E. Wirth
U.S. Senate, 1987 – 1993

James Wolfensohn
World Bank President, 1995 – 2005

Robert B. Zoellick
World Bank President, 2007 – 2012

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