Committees

Current Committee

Frank Fahrenkopf
Chairman
  • Co-Founder & Co-Chairman, Commission on Presidential Debates
  • President and CEO, American Gaming Association (1995 – 2013)
  • Chairman, Republican National Committee (1983 – 1989)
George H. W. Bush (1924 - 2018)
Honorary Presidential Advisor

President of the United States (1989 – 1993)

Vice President of the United States (1981 – 1989)

Jimmy Carter
Honorary Presidential Advisor

President of the United States (1977 – 1981)

Governor of Georgia (1971 – 1975)

Bill Clinton
Honorary Presidential Advisor

President of the United States (1993 – 2001)

Governor of Arkansas (1979 – 1981; 1983 – 1992)

George W. Bush
Honorary Presidential Advisor

President of the United States (2001 – 2009)

Governor of Texas (1995 – 2000)

Barack Obama
Honorary Presidential Advisor

President of the United States (2009 – 2017)

U.S. Senator, D-Illinois (2005 – 2008)

Nancy Reagan (1921 - 2016)
Honorary Advisor

First Lady of the United States (1981 – 1989)

First Lady of California (1967 – 1975)

Walter Mondale
Honorary Vice Presidential Advisor

Senior Counsel, Dorsey & Whitney LLP (Retired)

Vice President of the United States (1977 – 1981)

U.S. Ambassador to Japan (1993 – 1996)

U.S. Senator, D-Minnesota (1964 – 1976)

Attorney General of Minnesota (1960 – 1964)

Dan Quayle
Honorary Vice Presidential Advisor

Chairman, Cerberus Global Investments, LLC

Vice President of the United States (1989 – 1993)

U.S. Senator, R-Indiana (1981 – 1989)

U.S. Representative, R-Indiana (1977 – 1981)

Al Gore
Honorary Vice Presidential Advisor

Co-Founder & Chair, Generation Investment Management

Vice President of the United States (1993 – 2001)

U.S. Senator, D-Tennessee (1985 – 1993)

U.S. Representative, D-Tennessee (1977 – 1985)

Dick Cheney
Honorary Vice Presidential Advisor

Vice President of the United States (2001 – 2009)

U.S. Secretary of Defense (1989 – 1993)

U.S. Representative, R-Wyoming (1979 – 1989)

      House Minority Whip (1989)

White House Chief of Staff, Gerald Ford Administration (1975 – 1977)

Tom Daschle
Finance Chair

Founder & Chairman, The Daschle Group

U.S. Senator, D-South Dakota (1987 – 2005)

Senate Democratic Leader (1995 – 2005)

U.S. Representative, D-South Dakota (1979 – 1987)

James Baker, III
Finance Vice Chair

Senior Partner, Baker Botts LLP

White House Chief of Staff (1992 – 1993)

U.S. Secretary of State (1989 – 1992)

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1985 – 1988)

White House Chief of Staff (1981 – 1985)

Chris Dodd
Finance Vice Chair

Chairman & CEO, Motion Picture Association of America

U.S. Senator, D-Connecticut (1981 – 2011)

U.S. Representative, D-Connecticut (1975 – 1981)

David Eisenhower
Eisenhower Family Member

Director, Institute for Public Service at the Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

Anne Eisenhower
Eisenhower Family Member

Interior Designer, Owner & President, Anne Eisenhower Inc.

Susan Eisenhower
Eisenhower Family Member

Chairman & CEO, The Eisenhower Group, Inc. 

Chairman Emeritus, Eisenhower Institute at Gettysburg College

President & CEO, Eisenhower Institute (1986 - 1990, 2000 – 2003)

Founding Director, Eisenhower World Affairs Institute (1983 – 2009)

Mary Jean Eisenhower
Eisenhower Family Member

CEO and Chairman Emeritus, People to People International

President, People to People International (2003 – 2013)

Leonard Boswell, (1934 - 2018)
Vice Chairman

U.S. Representative, D-Iowa (1997 – 2013)

Commissioner, Dwight Eisenhower Memorial Commission (2001 – 2013)

President, Iowa State Senate (1992 – 1996)

David Abshire (1926 - 2014)

Special Counselor to the President, Ronald Reagan Administration (1981 – 1985)

U.S. Ambassador to NATO (1983 – 1987)

Madeleine Albright

Professor of Diplomacy, Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service

U.S. Secretary of State (1997 – 2001)

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations (1993 – 1997)

John Duke Anthony

Founding President & CEO, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

Member, U.S. Department of State Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy & Subcommittee on Sanctions

Founder, Board Member and Secretary, U.S.-GCC Corporate Cooperation Committee

Merrill Eisenhower Atwater

Director of Aviation, Kansas Department of Transportation 

 

National Director, Housby Inc. (2014 – 2016) 

President of New Business Development, Fox Energy Corp. (2008 – 2013) 

Nancy Kassebaum Baker

Advisory Board, Partnership for a Secure America

U.S. Senator, R-Kansas (1978 – 1997)

Bob Bennett (1933 - 2016)

U.S. Senator, R-Utah (1993 – 2011)

Erskine Bowles

Chair, National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (2010)

President, University of North Carolina (2005 – 2010)

White House Chief of Staff, Bill Clinton Administration (1997 – 1998)

Nicholas F. Brady

Chairman, Choptank Partners, Inc.

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1988 – 1993)

U.S. Senator, R-New Jersey (1982)

Tom Brokaw

Author and Journalist

Special Correspondent, NBC News

Sam Brownback

Governor of Kansas

U.S. Senator, R-Kansas (1996 – 2011)

U.S. Representative, R-Kansas (1995 – 1996)

Judy Burgess

Commissioner, City of Abilene, KS (2005 – 2009)

Mayor, City of Abilene, KS (2007 – 2008)

Harold Burson (1921 - 2020)

Co-Founder, Burson-Marsteller

Commissioner, U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (1981 – 1985)

Beverly Butcher Byron

Advisor, The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (1994 – 2006)

Commissioner, Defense Base Closure and Realignment Commission (1993 – 1995)

U.S. Representative, D-Maryland (1979 – 1993)

Frank Carlucci (1930 - 2018)

U.S. Secretary of Defense (1987 – 1989)

National Security Advisor, Ronald Reagan Administration (1986 – 1987)

Deputy Director, Central Intelligence Agency (1978 – 1981)

U.S. Ambassador to Portugal (1974 – 1978)

Gerry Cassidy

Founder & Chairman Emeritus, Cassidy & Associates

William Coleman (1920 - 2017)

Senior Partner & Senior Counselor, O’Melveny & Myers, LLP (1977 – 2015)

U.S. Secretary of Transportation (1975 – 1977)

Andrew J. Demetriou

Partner, Lamb & Kawakami LLP

Special Counsel, Eisenhower Memorial Commission

Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel

Commissioner, American Battle Monuments Commission

Chair, USHMM Subcommittee for the Commission of Artwork

Commissioner, U.S. Commission of Fine Arts (1996 – 2005)

Tom Downey

Chair & Founder, Downey McGrath Group, Inc.

U.S. Representative, D-New York (1975 – 1993)

Adriana Echavarria-Eisenhower

Adriana Echavarria-Eisenhower

Owner & Photographer, Adriana Echavarria Photography

Board Member, Josephine Herrick Project

Volunteer, PROOF: Media for Social Justice

Larry Field (1930 - 2020)

Founder, Chairman & CEO, NSB Associates, Inc.

Bill Frist

Adjunct Professor of Surgery, Department of Cardiac Surgery at Vanderbilt

Clinical Professor of Surgery, Meharry Medical College

U.S. Senator, R-Tennessee (1995 – 2007)

Senate Republican Leader (2003 – 2007)

Lou Galambos

Professor of History, The Johns Hopkins University

Co-Editor, The Papers of Dwight David Eisenhower

Bob Gates

President, Boy Scouts of America

Chancellor, College of William & Mary

U.S. Secretary of Defense (2006 – 2011)

President, Texas A&M University (2002 – 2006)

U.S. Director of Central Intelligence (1991 – 1993)

Newt Gingrich

Senior Advisor, Denton’s

U.S. Representative, R-Georgia (1979 – 1999)

Speaker of the House (1995 – 1999)

Jane Gosden

Actress

Family Owner, New York Giants

Widow, Freeman F. Gosden (creator/owner of the Amos ‘n’ Andy radio and television shows)

C. Boyden Gray

Founding Partner, Boyden Gray & Associates LLP

U.S. Ambassador to the European Union (2006 – 2007)

White House Counsel, George H. W. Bush Administration (1989 – 1993)

Hank Greenberg

Chairman & CEO of C.V. Starr & Co., Inc.

Chairman & CEO, American International Group (1962 – 2005)

Alan Greenspan

President, Greenspan Associates, LLC

Chairman, Federal Reserve (1987 – 2006)

Chuck Hagel

Distinguished Statesman, Atlantic Council

U.S. Secretary of Defense (2013 – 2015)

U.S. Senator, R-Nebraska (1997 – 2009)

Tom Hanks

Actor & Filmmaker

Larry Harlow

President, Harlow Government Relations, LLC

Assistant Secretary & Deputy Undersecretary, U.S. Department of State,

Bureau of Legislative Affairs (1989 – 1990)

Special Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs (1985-1989)

Vernon Jordan

Managing Director, Lazard Freres & Co. LLC

David Keene

Opinion Editor, The Washington Times

President, National Rifle Association (2011 – 2013)

Chair, American Conservative Union (1984 – 2011)

Dirk Kempthorne

President & CEO, American Council of Life Insurers

U.S. Secretary of Interior (2006 - 2009)

Governor of Idaho (1999 - 2006)

U.S. Senator, R-Idaho (1993 - 1999)

Henry Kissinger

Founder & Chairman, Kissinger Associates

U.S. Secretary of State (1973 – 1977)

U.S. National Security Advisor (1969 – 1975)

Tom Korologos

Strategic Advisor, DLA Piper

U.S. Ambassador to Belgium (2004 – 2007)

Paul Laxalt (1922 - 2018)

U.S. Senator, R-Nevada (1974 – 1987)

Chair, Reagan Campaign (1980 & 1984)

Governor of Nevada (1967 – 1971)

Norman Lear

Television Writer & Producer

Joe Lieberman

Senior Counsel, Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP

U.S. Senator, D-Connecticut (1989 – 2013)

      Chairman, Senate Committee on Homeland Security (2001 – 2003; 2007 – 2013)

Attorney General of Connecticut (1983 – 1989)

Blanche L. Lincoln

Coalition Chair, Small Business for Sensible Regulations

U.S. Senator, D-Arkansas (1999 – 2011)

U.S. Representative, D-Arkansas (1993 – 1997)

Tom Lorentzen

President, Health Approaches, Inc.

National Board Member, Institute of Museum and Library Services (2002 – 2006)

Regional Director (Region IX), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (2006 – 2009)

Trent Lott

Senior Counsel, Squire Patton Boggs

U.S. Senator, R-Mississippi (1989 – 2007)

Senate Republican Leader (1996 – 2003)

U.S. Representative, R-Mississippi (1973 – 1989)  

Frank Luntz

American Political Consultant, Pollster and Author

Founder & Chairman, Luntz Global Partners

Adjunct Professor, University of Pennsylvania (1989 – 1996)

Fred Malek (1936 - 2019)

Founder & Chairman, Thayer Lodging Group

Former President & CEO, Marriott Hotels

Former President & CEO, Northwest Airlines

Tim McGivern

Ogilvy Government Relations

Vice President, AT&T (2000 – 2015)

Chief of Staff, U.S. Senator Sam Brownback (1996 – 2011)

Chief of Staff, U.S. Representative Sam Brownback (1995 – 1996)

Ray McGrath

President, Downey McGrath Group, Inc.

U.S. Representative, R-New York (1981 – 1993)

Lt. General Tom McInerney, USAF (Ret.)

Chairman, YottaStor LLC 

Assistant Vice Chief of Staff, U.S. Air Force Headquarters (1992 – 1994)

Ralph Mecham (1928 - 2019)

Director, Administrative Office of the United States Courts (1985 – 2006)

Ed Meese

Ronald Reagan Distinguished Fellow Emeritus, The Heritage Foundation

75th Attorney General of the United States (1985-1988)

George Mitchell

Co-Founder, Bipartisan Policy Center

U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East Peace (2009 – 2011)

U.S. Special Envoy for Northern Ireland (1995 – 2001)

U.S. Senator, D-Maine (1980 – 1995)

Senate Democratic Leader (1989 – 1995)

Frank Murkowski

Governor of Alaska (2002 – 2006)

U.S. Senator, R-Alaska (1981 – 2002)

General Richard Myers, USAF (Ret.)

Foundation Professor of Military History, Kansas State University

Colin Powell Chair, National Security, Leadership, Character & Ethics; National Defense University

Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (2001 – 2005)

Paul O'Day (1935 - 2017)

President, American Fiber Manufacturers Association

Deputy Assistant Secretary, Department of Commerce (1979-1984)

Leon Panetta

Chairman, Panetta Institute for Public Policy

U.S. Secretary of Defense (2011 – 2013)

Director, Central Intelligence Agency (2009 – 2011)

White House Chief of Staff, Bill Clinton Administration (1994 – 1997)

U.S. Representative, D-California (1977 – 1993)

Roswell B. Perkins (1926 - 2019)

Retired Partner, Debevoise & Plimpton, LLP

Assistant Secretary, Department of Health, Education, and Welfare (1953 – 1956)

T. Boone Pickens (1928 - 2019)

Founder & Chairman, BP Capital Management

General Colin Powell, USA (Ret.)

U.S. Secretary of State (2001 – 2005)

Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (1989 – 1993)

National Security Advisor (1987 – 1989)

Donald Putnam

Managing Partner & Founder, Grail Partners LLC

Condoleezza Rice

Thomas and Barbara Stephenson Senior Fellow on Public Policy, Hoover Institution

Denning Professor in Global Business and the Economy, Stanford Graduate School of Business

U.S Secretary of State (2005 – 2009)U.S. National Security Advisor (2001 – 2005)

Gilbert A. Robinson

President, GAR, Inc.

National Director and CEO, Center for the Study of the Presidency (1998 – 2003)

 U.S. Ambassador and Special Advisor to the Secretary of State (1983 – 1985)

Vice Admiral Ann E. Rondeau, USN (Ret.), Ed.D.

President, College of DuPage

President, National Defense University (2010 – 2012)

Deputy Commander, United States Transportation Command (2008 – 2010)

Donald Rumsfeld

Chair, Rumsfeld Foundation

U.S. Secretary of Defense (1975 – 1977; 2001 – 2006)

White House Chief of Staff, Gerald Ford Administration (1974 – 1975)

U.S. Ambassador to NATO (1973 – 1974)

Director, Office of Economic Opportunity (1969 – 1970)

U.S. Representative, R-Illinois (1963 – 1969)

Matt Schlapp

Chairman, American Conservative Union

Principal & Co-Founder, Cove Strategies

White House Political Director, George W. Bush Administration (2000 – 2004)

Lt. General Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret.)

Chairman, President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board (2001 – 2005)

U.S. National Security Advisor, Gerald Ford Administration (1975 – 1977)

U.S. National Security Advisor, George H. W. Bush Administration (1989 – 1993)

John Shlaes (1942 - 2015)

Member, Defense Advisory Committee for Women in the Service (1988 – 1991)

White House Staff, Gerald Ford Administration (1974 – 1976)

George Shultz

Thomas W. & Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

U.S. Secretary of State (1982 – 1989)

U.S. Secretary of the Treasury (1970 – 1972)

U.S. Secretary of Labor (1969 – 1970)

Jim Slattery

Partner, Wiley Rein LLP

U.S. Representative, D-Kansas (1983 – 1995)

Frederick Smith

Founder, Chairman, President & CEO, FedEx

Jill Sommers

Chair, Audit Committee for BATS Global Markets

Board of Managers, Allston Holdings LLC 

Commissioner, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (2007 – 2013)

Todd Tiahrt

Senior Vice President, O’Neill and Associates, Inc.

President, Todd Tiahrt, LLC & Tiahrt Enterprises, LLC

U.S. Representative, R-Kansas (1995 – 2011)

Lt. General Richard Trefry, USA (Ret.)

Program Manager, Army Force Management School, Ft. Belvoir

Senior Fellow, Institute for Land Warfare, Association of the U.S. Army

Inspector General of the U.S. Army (1977 – 1993)

C. Langhorne Washburn (1918 - 2011)

Vice President, Walt Disney Productions (1978 – 1983)

Assistant Secretary, Department of Commerce (1970 – 1975)

Finance Director, Republican National Committee (1965 – 1969)

William Webster

Chair, Homeland Security Advisory Council

Director of Central Intelligence, Central Intelligence Agency (1987 – 1991)

Director, Federal Bureau of Investigation (1978 – 1987)

John Whitehead (1922 - 2015)

Chairman, Lower Manhattan Development Corporation (2001 – 2006)

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State (1985 – 1989)

Chairman, Goldman Sachs (1976 – 1985)

Legacy Committee

Professor Louis Galambos
Chairman
Chair of the Legacy Committee and a faculty member at Johns Hopkins University, he previously taught at Rice University, Rutgers University, and Yale University. A former editor of The Journal of Economic History, he served as President of the Economic History Association.
Michael Beschloss
Award-winning historian of the Presidency and the author of eight books. Newsweek has called him “the nation’s leading Presidential historian.” He is a regular commentator on PBS’s The NewsHour and is the NBC News Presidential Historian.
Michael J. Birkner
Professor of History at Gettysburg College and Benjamin Franklin Professor of Liberal Arts. He has taught at Gettysburg since 1989, chairing the department from 1993-2003.
Robert R. Bowie
Dillon Professor of International Affairs, Emeritus, Harvard University and Director of Policy Planning under President Eisenhower, Prof. Bowie is former Director of the Center for International Affairs at Harvard.
Carlo D’Este
A retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel and author of highly regarded books about World War II, including a biography of George Patton and Eisenhower: A Soldier’s Life, 1890-1945 (2002).
General Andrew J. Goodpaster
Served as Senior Fellow at the Eisenhower Institute and Staff Secretary and Defense Liaison Officer to President Eisenhower from 1954 until 1961. General Goodpaster’s public service spanned seven decades.
John H. Morrow, Jr.
Franklin Professor of History at the University of Georgia and a noted military historian, Prof. Morrow was awarded his Ph.D. in modern European history from the University of Pennsylvania.
Kiron K. Skinner
A renowned expert in international relations, U.S. foreign policy, and political strategy. She is director of Carnegie Mellon University’s International Relations and Politics Program.
Richard Norton Smith
Director of the Robert J. Dole Institute of Politics at the University of Kansas, Mr. Smith is a nationally recognized authority on the American presidency. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 1975 with a degree in government. And has served as director of four presidential libraries, among them the Eisenhower Presidential Library.
Daun van Ee
Former historian with the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress, Daun van Ee received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins. Serving in the U.S. Army in Vietnam, he won the Combat Infantryman’s Badge and the Bronze Star.