Publication: 2013-05-18



Name:Owen Ambur


Name:American Action Forum


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  • Board Members of the American Action Forum

  • Fred MalekChairman, Forum Board and Chairman, Thayer Lodging Group

  • Senator Norm ColemanOf Counsel, Hogan Lovells US LLP

  • James BarksdaleChairman and President, Barksdale Management Corporation

  • Peter BellFormer Chairman, Metropolitan Council

  • Governor Jeb BushPresident, Jeb Bush and Associates

  • Elaine Chao24th Secretary of Labor

  • Wendy GrubbsManaging Director, Global Government Affairs, Citi

  • Bobbie KilbergPresident, Northern Virginia Technology Council

  • Lauren MaddoxPrincipal, The Podesta Group

  • Governor John R. McKernanChairman, Education Management Corporation

  • Billy PittsPresident, Capitol BrainTrust

  • Governor Tom RidgePresident and CEO, Ridge Global LLC

  • Bob Steelformer President and CEO, Wachovia

  • Sara Martinez Tuckerformer Under Secretary, U.S. Department of Education