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Members of the Board of Trustees are appointed to six-year terms by the president of the United States. Trustees serve on various committees including executive, audit, finance and investment policy, development, fellowship, and strategic planning and program. Trustees whose terms have expired may serve until a successor has qualified.

Wilson Center Board of Trustees

Governor Bill Haslam

Hon. Bill Haslam

Chair, Board of Trustees;
Former Governor of Tennessee
Drew Maloney

Hon. Drew Maloney

Vice Chair, Board of Trustees;
President and CEO, American Investment Council

Private Citizen Members

Nicholas Adams

Nicholas Adams

Trustee, Wilson Center;
The Foundation for Liberty and American Greatness (FLAG)
Thelma Duggin

Thelma Duggin

Trustee, Wilson Center;
President, The AnBryce Foundation
Brian H. Hook

Brian H. Hook

Trustee, Wilson Center;
Vice Chairman of Cerberus Global Investments; Former U.S. Special Representative for Iran; and Senior Policy Advisor to the Secretary of State
Hon. David Jacobson

Hon. David Jacobson

Trustee, Wilson Center;
Vice Chair, BMO Financial Group; Former U.S. Ambassador to Canada  
Timothy Pataki

Timothy Pataki

Trustee, Wilson Center
Alan N. Rechtschaffen

Alan N. Rechtschaffen

Trustee, Wilson Center;
Private Investor; Senior Lecturer of Laws, New York University  
Louis Susman

Hon. Louis Susman

Trustee, Wilson Center;
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Kingdom; Senior Advisor, Perella Weinberg Partners

Public Members

Antony Blinken

Hon. Antony Blinken

Secretary, U.S. Department of State
Lonnie G. Bunch III

Hon. Lonnie G. Bunch III

Secretary, Smithsonian Institution
Miguel Cardona

Hon. Miguel Cardona

Secretary, U.S. Department of Education
David Ferriero

David Ferriero

Archivist of the United States
Carla D. Hayden

Carla D. Hayden

Librarian of Congress
Shelly Lowe, Chair of National Endowment for the Humanities

Shelly Lowe

Chair, National Endowment for the Humanities

Staff Leadership

Ambassador Mark Green

Ambassador Mark Green

President, Director, & CEO, Wilson Center
Eddy Acevedo

Eddy Acevedo

Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to the President and CEO
Elyse Drum

Elyse Drum

Deputy Chief of Staff to President & CEO
Natasha Jacome

Natasha Jacome

Director of Management Operations
Nora Shuler

Nora Shuler Bodner

Secretary to the Board of Trustees; Deputy Director of Development
Nicole Gaouette

Nicole Gaouette

Vice President for External Relations
Susan Howard

Susan Howard

Deputy Financial Officer
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Robert S. Litwak

Senior Vice President and Director of International Security Studies

Prince Palmer

Director Support Operations
Dennis Reimer

Dennis Reimer

Chief Information Officer
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Renel Sample

Director of Human Resources
Duncan Wood

Duncan Wood

Vice President for Strategy & New Initiatives; Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute
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Nancy J. Walker

Public Policy Fellow;
Founding Director of the Africa Center for Strategic Studies
Sue Mi Terry

Sue Mi Terry

Director of the Asia Program and the Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy
Chris Sands

Christopher Sands

Director, Canada Institute
Jennifer L. Turner

Jennifer L. Turner

Director, China Environment Forum & Manager, Global Choke Point Initiative
Lauren Herzer Risi

Lauren Herzer Risi

Program Director, Environmental Change and Security Program
Shihoko Goto

Shihoko Goto

Director for Geoeconomics and Indo-Pacific Enterprise and Deputy Director, Asia Program
Robin Quinville

Robin S. Quinville

Director, Global Europe Program
Christian F. Ostermann

Christian F. Ostermann

Director, History and Public Policy Program; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project;
Woodrow Wilson Center
William E. Pomeranz

William E. Pomeranz

Director, Kennan Institute
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Robert Daly

Director, Kissinger Institute on China and the United States
Sarah Barnes

Sarah B. Barnes

Project Director, Maternal Health Initiative
Benjamin Gedan

Benjamin Gedan

Acting Director, Latin American Program // Director, Argentina Project
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Andrew I. Rudman

Director, Mexico Institute
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Dr. Rebecca Pincus

Director, Polar Institute
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Merissa Khurma

Program Director, Middle East Program
John Thon Majok

John Thon Majok

Director of Refugee and Forced Displacement Initiative (RAFDI); Deputy Director of Development and Senior Director of Grants Management
Michael Kugelman

Michael Kugelman

Director, South Asia Institute
Kellee Wicker

Kellee Wicker

Director, Science and Technology Innovation Program
James F. Jeffrey

James F. Jeffrey

Chair of the Middle East Program, Slater Family Distinguished Fellow;
Former ambassador to Iraq and Turkey, and Special Envoy to the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS
Michael Sfraga

Michael Sfraga

Chair & Distinguished Fellow, Polar Institute // Chair, US Arctic Research Commission
The Right Honourable Catherine Ashton, Baroness of Upholland

Baroness Catherine Ashton

Bank of America Distinguished Fellow;
Former Vice President of the European Commission and former High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy