Elaine L. Chao

Secretary of Transportation at United States Department of Transportation

Elaine L. Chao

Elaine L. Chao

Secretary of Transportation at United States Department of Transportation

Overview
Career Highlights

United Way Worldwide

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3198

Primary Location

Jeffersonville, KY

Number of Boards

28

Birthday

1954 - New Taipei, Taiwan

Age

65

Number of Awards

35

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President & Chief Executive Officer/Trustee at New York Presbyterian Hospital

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Neurosurgeon-in-Chief at New York Presbyterian Hospital

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Chairman at Lantern Credit, LLC

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Senior Managing Director at Brock Capital Group LLC

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Executive Chairman at Evercore, Inc.

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Co-Founder at The Humpty Dumpty Institute, Inc.

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Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer at MacAndrews & Forbes Holdings, Inc.

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Quality Director at Southern Power Co.

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Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder at The Blackstone Group, Inc.

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President at Barksdale Management Corp.

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Secretary of Transportation at United States Department of Transportation
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Mitch McConnell was elected as the Senate Majority Leader unanimously by his Republican colleagues first in 2014 and again in 2016.

Education
MBA
Class of 1979

Harvard Business School (HBS) is the graduate business school of Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. The school offers a large full-time MBA program, doctoral programs, and many executive education programs. It owns Harvard Business School Publishing, which publishes business books, leadership articles, online management tools for corporate learning, case studies, and the monthly Harvard Business Review.

B.A. in Economics
Class of 1975

THS MISSION OF MOUNT HOLYOKE COLLEGE IS TO PROVIDE AN INTELLECTUALLY ADVENTUROUS EDUCATION IN THE LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES THROUGH ACADEMIC PROGRAMS RECOGNIZED INTERNATIONALLY FOR THEIR EXCELLENCE AND RANGE; TO DRAW STUDENTS FROM ALL BACKGROUNDS INTO AN EXCEPTIONALLY DIVERSE AND INCLUSIVE LEARNING COMMUNITY WITH HIGHLY ACCOMPLISHED, COMMITTED, AND RESPONSIVE FACULTY AND STAFF; TO CONTINUE BUILDING ON THE COLLEGE'S HISTORIC LEGACY OF LEADERSHIP IN THE EDUCATION OF WOMEN; AND TO PREPARE STUDENTS, THROUGH A LIBERAL EDUCATION INTEGRATING CURRICULUM AND CAREERS, FOR LIVES OF THOUGHTFUL, EFFECTIVE, AND PURPOSEFUL ENGAGEMENT IN THE WORLD.

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Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States. MIT has five schools and one college, containing a total of 32 academic departments, with a strong emphasis on scientific, engineering, and technological education and research. Founded in 1861 in response to the increasing industrialization of the United States, the institute used a polytechnic university model and stressed laboratory instruction. MIT was elected to the Association of American Universities in 1934.

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Founded in 1769, Dartmouth is a member of the Ivy League and consistently ranks among the world's greatest academic institutions. Dartmouth has forged a singular identity for combining its deep commitment to outstanding undergraduate liberal arts and graduate education with distinguished research and scholarship in the Arts & Sciences and its three leading professional schools—the Geisel School of Medicine, Thayer School of Engineering, and the Tuck School of Business.

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Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Memberships
Member
1983

White House Fellows program is one of America's most prestigious programs for leadership and public service. White House Fellowships offer exceptional young men and women first-hand experience working at the highest levels of the federal government.

Career History
Secretary of Transportation
2017 - Current

The United States Department of Transportation (USDOT or DOT) is a federal Cabinet department of the U.S. government concerned with transportation. It was established by an act of Congress on October 15, 1966, and began operation on April 1, 1967. It is governed by the United States Secretary of Transportation. Its mission is to "Serve the United States by ensuring a fast, safe, efficient, accessible, and convenient transportation system that meets our vital national interests and enhances the quality of life of the American people, today and into the future."

Secretary of Labor
2001 - 2009

The United States Department of Labor (DOL) is a cabinet-level department of the U.S. federal government responsible for occupational safety, wage and hour standards, unemployment insurance benefits, re-employment services, and some economic statistics; many U.S. states also have such departments. The department is headed by the U.S. Secretary of Labor, which is held by Thomas Perez since July 2013. The purpose of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights. In carrying out this mission, the Department of Labor administers and enforces more than 180 federal laws. These mandates and the regulations that implement them cover many workplace activities for about 10 million employers and 125 million workers. The Department’s headquarters is housed in the Frances Perkins Building, named in honor of Frances Perkins, the Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945 and the first female cabinet secretary in U.S. history.

Distinguished Fellow
1996 - 2004

The Heritage Foundation provides research and educational services. Its mission is to formulate and promote conservative public policies based on the principles of free enterprise, limited government, individual freedom, traditional American values, and a strong national defense. The company was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Washington, DC.

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2009

Founded in 1963, the University of West Florida is a vibrant, distinctive institute of higher learning with undergraduate, graduate and targeted research programs. With multiple locations in Northwest Florida, the University serves a student population of more than 12,000. Dedicated to helping students realize their full potential, UWF favors small class sizes with quality teacher-scholars who deliver personalized, hands-on learning and leadership opportunities. The University offers a dynamic learning environment that inspires innovation, creativity and collaboration and is focused on student success.

Up to $999
2008

Founded in 1963, the University of West Florida is a vibrant, distinctive institute of higher learning with undergraduate, graduate and targeted research programs. With multiple locations in Northwest Florida, the University serves a student population of more than 12,000. Dedicated to helping students realize their full potential, UWF favors small class sizes with quality teacher-scholars who deliver personalized, hands-on learning and leadership opportunities. The University offers a dynamic learning environment that inspires innovation, creativity and collaboration and is focused on student success.

$1,000 - $10K
2005

Metro United Way is a non-profit organization based in Louisville, Kentucky and part of the United Way Worldwide system of 1,800 community-based offices in 45 countries and territories. Founded in 1917, Metro United Way serves to improve lives and the surrounding communities (Louisville metro and Southern Indiana) by engaging people to give, advocate and volunteer. This is accomplished through partnerships with schools,government organizations, corporations, organized labor, banks,community organizations, and neighborhood associations. Metro United Way has a goal of advancing the common good, creating opportunities for a better life for all, by focusing primarily on education, financial stability and healthy lives.

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Director, Films & Visual Media at Republican Governors Association

Awards & Honors
2015
Georgetown University
Regent University
University of Notre Dame
Events
Speaker
2018 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting

Speaker
Bo’ao, China
2013 Boao Forum for Asia Annual Conference

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