President Biden Announces Key Appointments to Boards and Commissions
WASHINGTON – Today, President Biden announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to the President’s Export Council:
- Mark D. Ein, Chair
- Rosalind Brewer, Vice Chair
- Cristiano R. Amon, Member
- Raymond E. Curry, Jr., Member
- Lisa Disbrow, Member
- Beth Ford, Member
- Jane Fraser, Member
- Brett Hart, Member
- Brett Isaac, Member
- Farnam Jahanian, Member
- Lacy M. Johnson, Member
- Gareth Joyce, Member
- Paul A. Laudicina, Member
- John Lawler, Member
- Rich Lesser, Member
- Karen S. Lynch, Member
- Robert G. Martinez Jr., Member
- Patrick E. Murphy, Member
- Punit Renjen, Member
- Michael F. Roman, Member
- Daniel Rosen, Member
- Michelle W. Singer, Member
- Rajesh Subramaniam, Member
- Juan Verde, Member
- Dana Walden, Member
President’s Export Council
The President’s Export Council serves as the principal national advisory committee on international trade. The Council advises the President of government policies and programs that affect U.S. trade performance; promotes export expansion; and provides a forum for discussing and resolving trade-related problems among the business, industrial, agricultural, labor, and government sectors.
Mark D. Ein, Chair
Mark D. Ein is a businessman, philanthropist and civic leader who has created, acquired, invested in and built a series of leading growth companies across a diverse set of industries over the course of his 35-year career. He is currently the Chairman of Lindblad Expeditions, Kastle Systems and on the Board of Directors of Custom Truck One Source and Membership Collective Group. From the earliest days of his career, he has been deeply committed to a wide range of charitable, community and civic causes, and he has heavily invested his time, resources and leadership skills to meaningfully help these organizations and the lives of their beneficiaries. In this capacity, he has been the Chairman of the DC Public Education Fund since 2010 and is currently on the Board of Directors of the DC College Access Program (DC-CAP) and the DC Policy Center (co-founder). Ein has won numerous awards for his business and civic leadership including being named Washington Business Leader of the Year two times by the Chamber of Commerce and induction into the Washington Business Hall of Fame. In 2009, he was given the “Key to the City” of Washington DC by the Mayor for his organization’s community and youth engagement. Prior to starting his own firm, Ein worked at Goldman Sachs and The Carlyle Group. He received his BS in Economics with a concentration in finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and his MBA from The Harvard Business School.
Rosalind Brewer, Vice Chair
Rosalind (Roz) Brewer joined Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. as Chief Executive Officer in March 2021. She also is a Director on WBA’s Board. Brewer most recently served as Chief Operating Officer and Group President at Starbucks from October 2017 to January 2021. Prior to Starbucks, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Sam’s Club, a membership-only retail warehouse club and division of Walmart, Inc., from February 2012 to February 2017. Brewer previously held several executive leadership positions with Walmart beginning in 2006. Prior to joining Walmart, she served as President of Global Nonwovens Division for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, a global health and hygiene products company, from 2004 to 2006, and held various management positions at Kimberly-Clark beginning in 1984.
She currently serves as the Chairperson of the board of trustees for Spelman College, where she did her undergraduate work. Brewer also is a Board Member of VillageMD, World Business Chicago, Business Roundtable, and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African-American History and Culture. Brewer formerly served on the board of directors for Starbucks, Amazon, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and Molson Coors Brewing Company. She is currently ranked #7 on Fortune’s 50 Most Powerful Women in Business and was named one of the 25 most influential women by the Financial Times in 2021.
Cristiano R. Amon, Member
Cristiano R. Amon is President and Chief Executive Officer of Qualcomm Incorporated, and serves on the Company’s board of directors. Amon joined Qualcomm in 1995 as an engineer, and during his tenure, has helped shape the strategic direction for the Company in several leadership roles. Prior to becoming CEO, Amon served as president of Qualcomm, where he steered development of a leading and differentiated product roadmap, spearheaded Qualcomm’s 5G strategy – as well as its acceleration and global roll out – and drove the expansion and diversification of the business to serve multiple industries. Previously, Amon led Qualcomm’s semiconductor business as president of QCT. He also held several technical and business leadership positions, which included having overall responsibility for Snapdragon® platforms.
Prior to Qualcomm, Amon served as chief technical officer for Vésper, a wireless operator in Brazil, and held leadership positions at NEC, Ericsson and Velocom. Amon holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering and an honorary doctorate from UNICAMP – Universidade Estadual de Campinas, São Paulo, Brazil. He is a member of the USPTO Council for Inclusive Innovation.
Raymond E. Curry, Jr., Member
A North Carolina native, Ray Curry was elected President of the UAW on June 28, 2021, by the International Executive Board upon the retirement of UAW President Rory L. Gamble. President Curry became a UAW member in July 1992, when he was hired as a truck assembler at Freightliner Trucks in Mount Holly, North Carolina, (now Daimler Trucks, NA) after serving in the U.S. Army for three years on active duty and five years in the U.S. Army Reserve. Starting in 1998, Curry was elected to serve in numerous leadership positions both within his local union and Region 8. UAW President Ron Gettelfinger appointed Curry to the International staff in 2004, where he serviced UAW contracts in aerospace, automotive (Chrysler, Ford, and General Motors facilities), heavy truck, and numerous independent parts supplier locations in Alabama and Tennessee. He was appointed Region 8 assistant director by then-Region 8 Director Gary Casteel in 2010. Four years later, he was elected Director of UAW Region 8.
In June 2018, Curry was elected UAW Secretary-Treasurer at the 37th Constitutional Convention. In this role, he was instrumental in the implementation of broad financial ethics reforms and oversight as part of the UAW’s Ethics Reforms Initiative. A longtime grassroots activist, Curry is a Diamond Life member of the NAACP, and member of the national NAACP Board of Directors. He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a BS in Business Administration / Finance. He holds an MBA degree from the University of Alabama.
Lisa Disbrow, Member
Lisa Disbrow has over 32 years of national security service, and broad experience on public and private Boards of technology providers for commercial and government customers. Retired from federal service as 25th Under Secretary of the Air Force, she held leadership positions throughout her career in the Department of Defense, National Reconnaissance Office, and the White House. She is a Veteran of the U.S. Air Force with more than 23 years of active and reserve duty. Disbrow is currently on the Board of Directors of Blackberry, CACI, Mercury Systems, and several private companies. She serves as a Senior Fellow at the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab and an appointed Commissioner on Congress’ PPBE Commission.
Beth Ford, Member
Beth Ford serves as President and CEO of Land O’Lakes, Inc., a Fortune 200 food production and agribusiness company that is also a century-old farmer-owned cooperative. Ford’s career spans six industries at seven companies. Since joining Land O’Lakes in 2011, she has held a variety of roles leading all aspects of the business, culminating in being named CEO in 2018. Today, she is a passionate advocate on behalf of farmers and rural America with the goal of connecting people, particularly in urban areas, to the farmers and rural communities who grow their food. In addition, she is the convener of The American Connection Project to help bridge the digital divide.
A native of Sioux City, Iowa, Ford holds a bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University and a master’s degree in business from Columbia University Business School. She sits on the Boards of Directors for the Business Roundtable; Fortune 150 company PACCAR, Inc. and numerous other industry, non-profit, and university boards. Ford has been recognized by Fortune as one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders and Most Powerful Women and named to Fast Company’s Best Leaders list, among other honors. She was featured on “Masters of Scale,” in the New York Times’ Corner Office column and profiled in the “60 Minutes” segment entitled “The Farmers Advocate.”
Jane Fraser, Member
Jane Fraser is the Chief Executive Officer of Citi, the world’s most global bank, which serves millions of consumers, businesses and institutions across 160 countries and jurisdictions. She is the first female CEO in the firm’s history. During her 18-year career at Citi, Fraser has held leadership roles across Citi’s consumer and institutional businesses. Before becoming CEO, she was President of Citi and CEO of the Global Consumer Bank, responsible for all of Citi’s consumer businesses in 19 markets. Before joining Citi, Fraser was a Partner at McKinsey & Company. She started her career at Goldman Sachs in the Mergers & Acquisitions department in London and then worked for Asesores Bursátiles in Madrid. Fraser serves on the Board of Directors of the Business Roundtable and the Council on Foreign Relations. She is Vice Chair of the Partnership for New York City and a member of Harvard Business School’s Board of Dean’s Advisors, the Stanford Global Advisory Board and the Economic Club of New York. Fraser has an MBA from Harvard Business School and an MA in economics from Cambridge University. She is married with two children.
Brett Hart, Member
Brett Hart is President of United Airlines and leads all of the airline’s operational workgroups including Technical Operations, Airport Operations, Corporate Safety, United Ground Express and Network Operations. He also oversees the airline’s external-facing, business-critical functions such as government affairs, corporate real estate, human resources, and labor relations teams. A prominent pillar of Chicago’s business community, Hart has been extensively involved in philanthropic, cultural, and economic causes benefitting his home community and beyond. He serves on the boards of World Business Chicago, the Economic Club of Chicago, the Herbie Hancock Institute of Jazz, Northwestern Medical Group, the Obama Foundation Inclusion Council and President Biden’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Hart received his Bachelor of Arts in philosophy and English from the University of Michigan and a Juris Doctor from the University of Chicago Law School. He is married and has three sons.
Brett Isaac, Member
Brett Isaac is an enrolled member of the Navajo Nation born and raised in Northern Arizona. Isaac co-founded Navajo Power and currently serves as the Executive Chairman. He is leading the effort to help Tribal nations catalyze and maximize on economic development and benefits from clean energy projects. Navajo Power is an Indigenous owned, mission-driven company committed to developing clean energy solutions to create a positive economic change for tribal nations.
Farnam Jahanian, Member
Farnam Jahanian has been serving as the 10th president of Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) since 2018. An internationally recognized computer scientist, entrepreneur, and higher education leader, Jahanian is an active advocate for how investment in R&D can be uniquely central to an innovation ecosystem that drives global competitiveness and addresses national priorities. Prior to coming to CMU, Jahanian led the National Science Foundation Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering from 2011-2014 and previously spent 20 years at the University of Michigan, where he served as Chair for Computer Science and Engineering. An expert in cybersecurity and networks, his research formed the basis for the internet security company Arbor Networks, which he co-founded in 2001 and where he served as chair until its acquisition in 2010. Jahanian is a member of the board of directors for Highmark Health and the National Center for Women and Information Technology and sits on the executive committee of the U.S. Council on Competitiveness. He served as chair of the National Research Council’s Computer Science and Telecommunications Board from 2015 to 2021 and has been a board member of the Computing Research Association. He is a member of the Global Network Advisory Board for World Economic Forum’s Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Jahanian holds a Ph.D. in computer science from the University of Texas at Austin. He is a fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Lacy M. Johnson, Member
Lacy M. Johnson serves as the partner-in-charge of Taft’s Washington, DC office. His legal practice focuses on public affairs and government with more than 30 years’ experience. Johnson served on the Biden-Harris transition team and is a trusted advisor to many Congressional Black Caucus leaders and members. He is a former Democratic National Committee (DNC) member; and in 2021, he was reappointed by President Biden as an At-Large Member of the DNC. Prior to his private legal practice, Johnson served as a Lt. Colonel in the Indiana State Police and was a Lt. Commander of the U.S. Naval Intelligence Reserves. He is also a past Indianapolis Airport Authority president.
Johnson serves on two corporate boards, Kemper Corp. and Griffon Corp. He is involved at the board or member level of the Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute (board); the Congressional Black Caucus Policy Institute (member); the U.S. Democratic Black Caucus PAC (member); and the Indiana University Foundation (board). He previously served as a trustee of the Health & Hospital Corp. of Marion County, Indiana. His community service and civic/professional awards are extensive, including the Sagamore of the Wabash Award; Leadership in Law Lifetime Achievement Award (Indiana Lawyer); and board service on the Madam Walker Legacy Center; Ft. Benjamin Harrison Reuse Authority; and the Central Indiana Community Foundation. Johnson is a 33rd Degree Scottish Rite Mason PHA, Northern Jurisdiction and a Sigma Pi Phi (Boulé) fraternity member.
Gareth Joyce, Member
Gareth Joyce serves as Chief Executive Officer and Board Member at Proterra. Joyce brings to Proterra a long and distinguished career that spans the automotive, aviation, and consulting industries with a consistent focus on environmental sustainability and decarbonizing the transportation sector. Through his leadership, Joyce is growing Proterra’s EV battery manufacturing footprint in the United States and accelerating the transition of transit and other commercial vehicles to zero emission solutions. Amongst other things, he was instrumental in negotiating an agreement to obtain U.S. based cell manufacture with LG Energy Solutions, a critical strategic imperative to further develop domestic capacity for commercial vehicle batteries.
Joyce previously served as Chief Sustainability Officer for Delta Air Lines, overseeing Delta’s $1 billion commitment toward becoming carbon neutral and leading the airline’s Global Sustainability team. He has deep experience in transportation logistics and customer satisfaction with transportation products, having led organizations responsible for airport operations and the cargo business for Delta Airlines. Prior to joining Delta, Joyce held a variety of senior leadership positions with Mercedes-Benz with his last role being CEO of Mercedes-Benz Canada. His expertise successfully serving industry sectors from cargo freight to commercial and passenger vehicles makes him uniquely qualified to accelerate the adoption of EV transportation solutions across all sectors of the economy. Joyce holds a Bachelor of Science in Engineering from the University of Witwatersrand and a Master of Commerce in Business Management from the University of Johannesburg.
Paul A. Laudicina, Member
Paul A. Laudicina is chairman emeritus of Kearney, one of the world’s largest strategy consulting firms, and founder of its Global Business Policy Council, a top-ranked think tank helping CEOs and government/civil society leaders anticipate and rise to the challenge of navigating a transformed world. Earlier in his career, he served as then-Senator Joe Biden’s legislative director, and as founder of the policy division of SRI International (the former Stanford Research Institute). Laudicina is also the author of several books, including Wall Street Journal best-seller Roadmap to a Brighter Future: Reimagining and Realizing America’s Possibilities, as well as a CEO coach working with Korn Ferry, the world’s leading executive search, human resources, and leadership development firm. Consulting magazine, which regularly named him to its ranking of the Top 25 most influential consultants, awarded Laudicina its Lifetime Achievement Award in 2019—the profession’s highest honor. He divides his time between Santa Fe, New Mexico and Scottsdale, Arizona; his office in Washington, DC; and client sites and podiums across five continents.
John Lawler, Member
John Lawler is chief financial officer at Ford Motor Company. As CFO, Lawler has overall responsibility for Ford’s Finance functions, including Accounting, Financial Planning and Analysis, Treasury, Tax, Investor Relations, Economics, and Audit, as well as the Ford Credit business. Lawler was previously chief executive officer of Ford Autonomous Vehicles LLC and vice president, Mobility Partnerships, where he led the team developing and bringing to market driverless transportation services. Before that, Lawler served as vice president, Strategy, overseeing Corporate Strategy, Business Development and Global Data Insights and Analytics where he facilitated creation of Ford’s long-term enterprise strategy and helped deliver critical partnerships, including with VW and Mahindra.
Lawler served as vice president and corporate controller and chief financial officer, Global Markets, from 2016 to 2018. He has also held a number of roles throughout Ford’s global enterprise, including chairman and chief executive officer of Ford China, and CFO for Ford Asia Pacific and Africa, based in Shanghai. He joined Ford in 1990 and subsequently served in a variety of roles in North America, Europe, and Asia. Lawler earned a bachelor’s degree in economics from Knox College in 1988 and a master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Iowa in 1990. He and his wife, Inga, have three children.
Rich Lesser, Member
Rich Lesser is the Global Chair of Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where he actively engages with CEOs, executive teams, and boards of directors around the world on critical topics including climate and sustainability, innovation, resilience, change management, and purpose. He previously served as BCG’s CEO from 2013-2021, a period of exceptional growth for the firm across all regions and practice areas. He led significant investments in building BCG’s digital and advanced analytics capabilities, founding the Centre for Climate Impact, and deepening expertise across industries and functional disciplines. He was named the Best CEO in America by Glassdoor in 2021.
In addition to his role at BCG, Lesser serves as chief advisor to the Alliance of CEO Climate Leaders at the World Economic Forum, as Chair of the North America Board for the Centre for Public Impact, as co-chair of the Council for Inclusive Capitalism, and is a Board or Advisory Council member of several leading organizations, such as the First Movers Coalition, Southern Communities Initiative, Breakthrough Energy Catalyst, and the EDISON Alliance, among others. He previously served on the board of the Business Roundtable and led their CEO COVID-19 Task Force. Prior to joining BCG, Lesser worked as a product development engineer at Procter & Gamble. He received an MBA as a Baker Scholar from Harvard Business School and a BSE in chemical engineering summa cum laude from the University of Michigan College of Engineering. He grew up in Pittsburgh, PA and lives with his wife Gabrielle in Westchester, NY.
Karen S. Lynch, Member
Karen S. Lynch is president and CEO of CVS Health, leading more than 300,000 colleagues who are passionate about delivering a superior health care experience for consumers by improving health outcomes, broadening access to care, and lowering costs. CVS Health touches the lives of more than 100 million people through its health care benefits and pharmacy benefits management businesses, and presence in over 9,000 community health destinations. Lynch has over three decades of experience in the health care industry. Prior to becoming CEO in February 2021, Lynch was executive vice president of CVS Health and president of Aetna, where she was responsible for delivering consumer-centric, holistic health care to the millions of people Aetna serves. Before joining CVS Health, Lynch held executive positions at Cigna and Magellan Health Services, where she served as president. She began her career with Ernst & Young as a certified public accountant.
Lynch has been named to Fortune’s list of the “50 Most Powerful Women in Business” the past six years, including the top ranking in 2021 and 2022. She is a member of the Business Roundtable, the World Economic Forum Global Coalition for Value in Healthcare Executive Board and the Boston College Women’s Council. A graduate of Boston College and The Questrom School of Business at Boston University, Lynch was awarded an honorary Doctor of Commercial Science from the University of Hartford in 2022 and an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Becker College in 2015.
Robert G. Martinez Jr., Member
Robert G. Martinez Jr. serves as International President of the 600,000-member International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM), the largest aerospace, defense and airline labor union in North America. Since his January 2016 installment as International President, Martinez has put aggressive measures in place to grow the IAM’s presence in new industries, negotiate strong collective bargaining agreements with some of the world’s largest and most powerful corporations, and better serve members through new programs for IAM military veterans, IAM women activists, members recovering from substance abuse, and more.
A 43-year IAM member, Martinez previously served as IAM Southern Territory General Vice President and in numerous positions on the staff of the Southern Territory and the IAM Safety and Health Department. A U.S. Naval Air veteran, Martinez began his IAM career in 1980 after being hired as an Aircraft Assembler at Lockheed Martin in Fort Worth, Texas. The IAM is among North America’s largest industrial trade unions and represents members in the manufacturing, aerospace, defense, airline, railroad, transportation, shipbuilding, woodworking, health care, and other industries.
Patrick E. Murphy, Member
Former Congressman Patrick E. Murphy is the Chief Investment Officer of Coastal Construction Group, one of the largest general contractors in the Southeast U.S. Murphy is also founder and CEO of Togal.ai, an artificial intelligence software that automates the estimating process in construction. Born and raised in the Florida Keys, Murphy started working in construction as a day laborer, graduated from the University of Miami and worked at Deloitte as a CPA.
Murphy was elected in 2012 and was one of the first millennials to serve in the U.S. House, representing Palm Beach & Treasure Coast. He served on the House Select Committee on Intelligence and the Financial Services Committee. Murphy helped secure nearly $2 billion for restoration of The Everglades, introduced the SAVE Act aimed at eliminating billions in wasteful government spending and passed legislation reforming the national flood insurance market. Murphy was the Democratic nominee for Senate in 2016. After leaving office, he was named Chairman of the Future Forum Foundation, a nonprofit that works with Congress and the private sector to address the future of work.
Murphy was a fellow at the Georgetown Institute of Politics and Public Service and is currently a senior fellow at Florida International University. Inspired by his bipartisan nationwide tour of 40 college campuses, Murphy co-authored a textbook discussing today’s political polarization, A Divided Union. Murphy had one of the most independent voting records while serving in Congress and worked to find bipartisan solutions to the nation’s greatest challenges.
Punit Renjen, Member
On December 31, 2022, Punit Renjen retired as Deloitte Global CEO after having served in the role since June 2015. He now serves as Deloitte Global CEO Emeritus. Deloitte operates in 150 countries, with 415,000 professionals, and 2022 revenues of $59.3 billion. During his tenure as CEO, Renjen developed and executed a global strategy that resulted in Deloitte becoming the leading professional services organization in the world and recognized as the strongest and most valuable commercial services brand. Deloitte has led its competitors in growth and impact, becoming the largest of the Big Four while also the leader in audit quality.
Under Renjen’s leadership Deloitte launched WorldClass—a global effort to prepare 100 million underprivileged people for a world of opportunity—based on the belief that when society thrives, business thrives. Recently Deloitte made a commitment to be net zero by 2030 under its WorldClimate initiative, and joined the First Movers Coalition. Renjen is deeply committed to advancing diversity and inclusion at Deloitte through measurable actions toward gender balance. Over his career, Renjen has been recognized by numerous organizations for his leadership, business acumen and commitment to societal impact. In 2022, Renjen was recognized by the Economic Times as “Global Indian of the Year” and the Carnegie Corporation of America as one of 34 “Great Immigrants. Great Americans.” In 2021, the US-India Strategic Partnership Forum recognized Renjen with its Global Achievement Award. In 2020, Renjen was awarded the Oregon History Makers Medal.
Michael F. Roman, Member
Mike Roman is chairman and CEO of 3M, one of the world’s leading science companies. As a $5 billion exporter out of the United States, 3M leverages its 51 technology platforms to empower consumers, reshape the future of transportation and manufacturing, and improve healthcare globally. Its employees are united by a common purpose: unlocking the value of people, science, and ideas to reimagine what’s possible and create what’s next. Under Roman’s leadership, 3M helped lead the response to COVID-19 and distributed 4 billion respirators globally to protect nurses, doctors and first responders – including 2 billion respirators in the U.S. To advance sustainability, the company has committed $1 billion to improve water quality, reduce water and plastic use, and achieve carbon neutrality. For nine straight years, 3M has been recognized by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. Roman became CEO in July 2018 and chairman in May 2019. He previously served as chief operating officer, led 3M’s largest business group and was chief strategist. Throughout Roman’s career, he has lived and led businesses around the world, including the United States, Europe, and Asia. Roman holds a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Southern California, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Minnesota. He serves on the board of Abbott Laboratories and on the University of Minnesota Foundation Board of Trustees. As a former “Big,” Roman is a long-time supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
Daniel Rosen, Member
Daniel Rosen is the CEO of Rosen Partners LLC, an international real estate development firm involved in residential, commercial and hotel developments. Prior to his career in Real Estate, Rosen graduated cum laude from Harvard University with a concentration in Economics and then worked at the Walt Disney Company with business development responsibilities spanning across Disney, ABC, and ESPN.
Rosen has also demonstrated his sense of responsibility for the betterment of his community. Among his varied community involvements, Rosen serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Riverdale Country School and as a board member of the American Jewish Congress where he served as the President of its Metropolitan Region. In this capacity, Rosen has worked with political leaders to ensure vigilance against anti-Semitism, racism, and other forms of bigotry. In addition, President Obama appointed him as a member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Council, the Board of Trustees for the Holocaust Museum in Washington, DC. Rosen currently resides with his wife and their two sons in Manhattan.
Michelle W. Singer, Member
Michelle W. Singer is Senior Vice President for Political Engagement at Comcast Corporation. Singer’s portfolio includes political engagement and government affairs work in Philadelphia, Washington, DC, and throughout the company’s national footprint. Before joining Comcast in 2009, Singer served as former Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell’s chief political and fundraising strategist for nearly a decade. On behalf of Governor Rendell, she served in lead finance and strategy roles for the National and Democratic Governor’s Associations. As a Democratic strategist and fundraiser, Singer has worked closely with all five Democratic presidential campaigns since 2000, including in her various roles at Comcast.
Most recently, Singer served on the Transition Leadership Board of Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro and Lieutenant Governor Austin Davis. Additionally, Singer is Vice Chair of Philadelphia Soccer 2026, the host city committee for the 2026 FIFA Men’s World Cup, serves as a Trustee of The Franklin Institute, and is a Member of the Board of the Boys and Girls Clubs of Philadelphia. A native of Pittsburgh, Singer graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with dual degrees in English Writing and International Relations. Singer began her career in the Washington, DC office of Edelman Public Relations Worldwide in 1998 and was an advance staffer for the Clinton White House and Vice President Gore’s 2000 presidential campaign. Singer served as Director of Events for the Democratic National Committee through 2001.
Rajesh Subramaniam, Member
Raj Subramaniam is President and Chief Executive Officer and a member of the Board of Directors of FedEx Corporation, one of the world’s largest transportation companies. As President and CEO of FedEx Corporation, Subramaniam is responsible for providing strategic direction for all FedEx operating companies. Subramaniam is chair of the five-person Executive Committee, which plans and executes the corporation’s strategic business activities. He is also chair of the FedEx Strategic Management Committee, a select group of the company’s top leadership, which sets the strategic direction for the enterprise. Before being named President and CEO-elect in March 2022, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of FedEx Corporation. Previously, Subramaniam held various leadership roles in operations and marketing across the FedEx portfolio of operating companies.
Subramaniam serves on the board of directors of FedEx Corporation, the Procter & Gamble Company, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s China Center Advisory Board, FIRST, U.S.-India Strategic Partnership Forum, and the U.S.-China Business Council, and a member of the U.S.-India CEO Forum. Subramaniam is also a proud 2023 recipient of the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award, the highest civilian award presented by the President of India to the Indian diaspora in recognition of outstanding achievements in India and abroad. He earned a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, a master’s degree in chemical engineering from Syracuse University, and a master’s degree in business administration from The University of Texas at Austin.
Juan Verde, Member
Juan Verde is an internationally renowned strategist for both the public and private sectors, with particular focus on green exports and attracting foreign direct investment to this field. Over the course of his career, Verde has served as a consultant for a variety of prestigious companies, institutions, and governments, such as Santander Bank Investments, the Inter-American Development Bank, Harvard University, The World Bank, and the governments of Lithuania and Gibraltar as well as numerous governors and mayors in Latin America.
Currently, Verde is a member of the Board of Directors of HISPASAT, the leading satellite communications operator in Spain, Portugal, and Latin America, a member of Airbus Foundation Board of Advisors and the American Sustainable Network. Verde holds a master’s degree in Public Policy from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from Boston University.
Dana Walden, Member
Dana Walden is co-chairman of Disney Entertainment overseeing Disney’s full portfolio of entertainment media, news, and content business globally, including Disney’s streaming business. In this role, Walden leads Disney’s world-renowned, award-winning content brands and businesses, including ABC Entertainment, ABC News, ABC Owned Television Stations, Disney Branded Television, Disney Television Studios, Freeform, FX, Hulu Originals, National Geographic Content, and Onyx Collective. She also oversees the marketing, operations, distribution, and business groups across these brands and has shared oversight of direct-to-consumer, technology, and ad sales, as well as international content and operations.
A business leader committed to creating jobs in her home state of California and beyond, Walden oversees thousands of employees around the world whose contributions fuel one of the most extensive content libraries in the industry, on productions that generate tens of thousands of additional jobs. Walden’s purview includes some of the most internationally renowned U.S. series of the last three decades — shows like Glee, Grey’s Anatomy, Homeland, The Simpsons, and 24. Programs developed by Walden have won more than 1,000 awards throughout her career, and last year alone earned an impressive 288 Emmy nominations. Walden is the recipient of a Lifetime Achievement Award from Harvard Undergraduate Women in Business and a Brandon Tartikoff Legacy Award from the National Association of Television Program Executives. She was inducted into Broadcasting & Cable’s Television Hall of Fame, was named MIPCOM’s Personality of the Year, is a member of USC’s President’s Leadership Council and the President’s Circle of the NAACP.