Thomas Donohue

Chief Executive Officer at The U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Thomas Donohue

Thomas Donohue

Chief Executive Officer at The U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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Career Highlights

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce
American Trucking Associations, Inc.
U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform

RelSci Relationships

2097

Number of Boards

18

Birthday

1938 - New York City, NY

Age

81

Number of Awards

15

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Senior Vice President & Chief Financial Officer at The U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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President at U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform

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Executive Vice President at U.S. Chamber Litigation Center

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Fund Advisor at Capital Research & Management Co. (World Investors)

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Former Director/Chief Operating Officer at U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform

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President & Chief Executive Officer at News Media Alliance

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Chairman at Center for International Private Enterprise

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Senior Vice President & National Political Director, Political Affairs & Federation Relations at The U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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Executive Vice President & Head of International Affairs at The U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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Senior Council at The U.S. Chamber of Commerce

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Chief Executive Officer at The U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Education
Bachelor's Degree

St. John's is one of America's leading Catholic universities – recognized for its superb academic programs, diverse student life, BIG EAST excitement and New York vitality. Founded in 1870 by the Vincentian Community, St. John's is known for giving students the knowledge, skills and confidence to serve others while achieving personal and professional success. Graduates become leaders in their professions, their communities and the world.

Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Jesuit and Catholic university in the United States. Georgetown's main campus, located in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood, is noted for Healy Hall, a National Historic Landmark in the Romanesque revival style. Georgetown operates a law center on Capitol Hill and auxiliary campuses in Italy, Turkey, and Qatar.

MBA

The Robert B. Willumstad School of Business is focused on developing ethical, effective leaders in the industry.Their professors are industry leaders themselves, and their classroom experience is only the beginning. They offer real-world connections and opportunities through corporate internships and mentorships—opportunities that can change peoples life both personally and professionally.

Career History
Chief Executive Officer
1997 - 2022

The United States Chamber of Commerce (USCC) is an American lobbying group representing the interests of many businesses and trade associations. It is not an agency of the United States government. The Chamber is staffed with policy specialists, lobbyists and lawyers. Politically, the Chamber is generally considered to be a conservative organization. It usually supports Republican political candidates, though it has occasionally supported conservative Democrats. The Chamber is one of the largest lobbying groups in the U.S., spending more money than any other lobbying organization on a yearly basis.

President & Chief Executive Officer
1984 - 1997

American Trucking Associations, Inc. provides safety and security services to the trucking industries. The firm also provides educational programs and industry research. The company was founded in 1933 and is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

Founder
Prior

The U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform (ILR) is the country’s most influential and successful advocate for civil justice reform, both in the U.S. and abroad. While the U.S. has the greatest legal system in the world, in some cases the courts have been hijacked by players who abuse the system. The Institute for Legal Reform shines a light on what is wrong in the legal system. We conduct cutting-edge research and advance pragmatic solutions. We then tirelessly advocate for those solutions with Congress, state legislatures, federal regulators, international policymakers and the courts to effect meaningful change.

Boards & Committees
Member, Board of Advisors
Current

The Albright Stonebridge Group is a global strategy company led by former U.S. Secretary of State in the Clinton administration Madeleine Albright and former National Security Advisor Samuel Berger. The firm is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices or staff in Beijing, Shanghai, São Paulo, New Delhi, Madrid, Berlin, Sydney, Thailand, and Moscow. The Albright Group LLC and Stonebridge International, each founded in 2001, merged in 2009. The firm's managing board currently consists of Albright and Berger, along with James C. O'Brien, Suzanne A. George, H. P. Goldfield, Anthony S. Harrington, Michael J. Warren, and Alan Fleischmann. Albright Stonebridge Group has worked in 65 countries on six continents. The company advises multinational firms, financial institutions, and non-profit organizations on corporate strategy, market-entry and regulatory approaches, government relations, investment assistance, and dispute resolution. Many executives at the firm served in senior government roles including, at the White House; Departments of State, Treasury and Commerce; Office of the U.S. Trade Representative; in the U.S. Congress; as Ambassadors from and to the United States; and at the World Bank Group. Albright Stonebridge Group has strategic partners with several firms, among them Hogan Lovells U.S. LLP, an international law firm based in Washington, D.C.; Palacio y Asociados, based in Madrid, Spain; Joschka Fischer & Company, based in Berlin, Germany; and Bespoke Approach, based in Adelaide, Australia. Albright Stonebridge Group is affiliated with Albright Capital Management, an emerging markets investment firm founded in 2005. Albright Stonebridge Group is a significant shareholder of Albright Capital Management.

Director
1999 - 2008

XM Satellite Radio Holdings Inc. is a satellite radio service company, providing music, entertainment and information programming for reception by vehicle, home and portable radios.The company satellite radios are primarily distributed through automakers ('OEMs'); retail locations and through their website.The company is incorporated on May 16th , 1997 and is headquartered in Washington.

Independent Director
1998 - 2014

Union Pacific Corp. engages in the provision of railroad and freight transportation services. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad Co., operates as a railroad franchise. The Railroad's diversified business mix includes agricultural products, automotive, chemicals, coal, industrial products, and intermodal. The company was founded in 1969 and is headquartered in Omaha, NE.

Trustee
Prior

FOUNDED IN 1950, MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY IS AN INDEPENDENT, COMPREHENSIVE CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OFFERING A FULL RANGE OF GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE COURSES AND DEGREE PROGRAMS FOR STUDENTS OF ALL AGES THROUGH ITS MAIN CAMPUS, ITS BALLSTON CAMPUS, THE RESTON CENTER, AND THROUGH OUTREACH ACTIVITIES IN VIRGINIA.

Trustee
Prior

America's Promise Alliance is the nation's largest partnership organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth by raising awareness, supporting communitites, and engaging in non-partisan advocacy to ensure that young people graduate high school with the skills they need to succeed in college and the 21st century workplace.

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$10K - $25K
2010

St. John's is one of America's leading Catholic universities – recognized for its superb academic programs, diverse student life, BIG EAST excitement and New York vitality. Founded in 1870 by the Vincentian Community, St. John's is known for giving students the knowledge, skills and confidence to serve others while achieving personal and professional success. Graduates become leaders in their professions, their communities and the world.

$25K +
2009

Adelphi University’s roots reach back to 1863 and the founding of the Adelphi Academy, a private preparatory school in Brooklyn, New York. The Academy was incorporated in 1869 and its Board of Trustees was charged with establishing a first class institution for the broadest and most thorough training, and to make its advantages as accessible as possible to the largest numbers of our population. The school quickly gained a reputation for its innovative curriculum, particularly in physical culture and early childhood education. Adelphi Academy, Brooklyn 1896 The appointment of Charles H. Levermore, Ph.D., as the head of the Academy in 1893 was an important moment in Adelphi’s history. Realizing the city of Brooklyn was without a liberal arts college, Levermore seized the opportunity to establish Adelphi College. Through the efforts of Timothy Woodruff, former lieutenant governor of New York State and future president of Adelphi’s Board of Trustees, Adelphi College, with 57 students and 16 instructors, was granted a charter—one of the earliest charters granted to a coeducational college by the Board of Regents of the State of New York—on June 24, 1896. Henceforth, degrees issued bore the seals of Adelphi College and of the University of the State of New York and were signed by the officers of the College and by the chancellor and the secretary of the University. For the next 25 years, the Academy remained intact yet separate from the College. Over the course of the next 100 years Adelphi grew and changed significantly. In 1929, Adelphi University became the first private, coeducational institution of higher education on Long Island. Since that time, more than 100,000 students have passed through our doors, leaving their mark on the University and the world beyond. Adelphi Cadet Nurse Corps, breaking ground in 1928 Today, Adelphi is thriving. Our colleges and schools include the College of Arts and Sciences; the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies; the Honors College; the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business; the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education; the School of Nursing; the School of Social Work; and University College. Under the leadership of Robert A. Scott, Ph.D., president of Adelphi since 2000, we have reinvigorated our academic community and invested in our future. Our faculty is leading the way to ensure that our students receive the finest education in the region and that Adelphi continues to serve as a vital resource to our local communities. As we turn our strategic plan into a vision for our future, the campus community has come together to accomplish mutual goals centered on scholarship and student achievement. While universities around the country have been eliminating faculty, Adelphi has hired more than 280 new professors since 2001. Current full- and part-time faculty total 956, with a student/faculty ratio of 10:1. To ensure that our scholars have the resources needed to reach their goals, we have invested millions of dollars in infrastructure. We have renovated our facilities; upgraded our technology and created smart classrooms; dramatically improved our libraries—both facilities and collections; and invested in new equipment, including state-of-the-art lasers for two new physics laboratories, an atomic scanning microscope and a nuclear magnetic resonance machine for the chemistry program, new pianos from Steinway & Sons, and enhanced digital music facilities to support our music and performing arts programs. An ambitious campus expansion project has, over the last decade, resulted in the completion and opening of the Adele and Herbert J. Klapper Center for Fine Arts with space for painting, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics; the Center for Recreation and Sport, containing gyms and an indoor track; the Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) includes a 500-seat Concert Hall and additional performance, rehearsal and classroom space for music, theatre and dance; an outdoor sports complex; a complete renovation of Woodruff Hall with a modern exercise room, pool, teaching gym and classroom; the Alice Brown Early Learning Center; and additional parking. Adelphi today Scholars throughout the University are making significant contributions to their disciplines. In recent years, Adelphi faculty members have been recognized as Fulbright and Hartford Scholars, and have received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. The School of Social Work is accredited for the maximum time that the accrediting agency grants. In fact, our School of Social Work was reaccredited with no recommendations for improvement by the Council on Social Work Education’s site evaluation committee, and the School’s self-study document so impressed the council that it is now used as a model in reaccreditation training sessions for other programs. Currently, nearly 8,000 students are thriving in our classrooms, in our programs, on our sports fields at the main Garden City campus and at centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie. Our students have gone on to achieve awards and national recognition for their scholarship, service and leadership. Adelphi also seeks to serve its locality, state and nation through the research and practice of its faculty; the strengthening of ties between the professional schools and community; the staging of distinguished cultural events at its campuses; and most essentially, the education of a generation of future leaders and informed citizens, professionals, and community members.

$25K +
2008

Adelphi University’s roots reach back to 1863 and the founding of the Adelphi Academy, a private preparatory school in Brooklyn, New York. The Academy was incorporated in 1869 and its Board of Trustees was charged with establishing a first class institution for the broadest and most thorough training, and to make its advantages as accessible as possible to the largest numbers of our population. The school quickly gained a reputation for its innovative curriculum, particularly in physical culture and early childhood education. Adelphi Academy, Brooklyn 1896 The appointment of Charles H. Levermore, Ph.D., as the head of the Academy in 1893 was an important moment in Adelphi’s history. Realizing the city of Brooklyn was without a liberal arts college, Levermore seized the opportunity to establish Adelphi College. Through the efforts of Timothy Woodruff, former lieutenant governor of New York State and future president of Adelphi’s Board of Trustees, Adelphi College, with 57 students and 16 instructors, was granted a charter—one of the earliest charters granted to a coeducational college by the Board of Regents of the State of New York—on June 24, 1896. Henceforth, degrees issued bore the seals of Adelphi College and of the University of the State of New York and were signed by the officers of the College and by the chancellor and the secretary of the University. For the next 25 years, the Academy remained intact yet separate from the College. Over the course of the next 100 years Adelphi grew and changed significantly. In 1929, Adelphi University became the first private, coeducational institution of higher education on Long Island. Since that time, more than 100,000 students have passed through our doors, leaving their mark on the University and the world beyond. Adelphi Cadet Nurse Corps, breaking ground in 1928 Today, Adelphi is thriving. Our colleges and schools include the College of Arts and Sciences; the Gordon F. Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies; the Honors College; the Robert B. Willumstad School of Business; the Ruth S. Ammon School of Education; the School of Nursing; the School of Social Work; and University College. Under the leadership of Robert A. Scott, Ph.D., president of Adelphi since 2000, we have reinvigorated our academic community and invested in our future. Our faculty is leading the way to ensure that our students receive the finest education in the region and that Adelphi continues to serve as a vital resource to our local communities. As we turn our strategic plan into a vision for our future, the campus community has come together to accomplish mutual goals centered on scholarship and student achievement. While universities around the country have been eliminating faculty, Adelphi has hired more than 280 new professors since 2001. Current full- and part-time faculty total 956, with a student/faculty ratio of 10:1. To ensure that our scholars have the resources needed to reach their goals, we have invested millions of dollars in infrastructure. We have renovated our facilities; upgraded our technology and created smart classrooms; dramatically improved our libraries—both facilities and collections; and invested in new equipment, including state-of-the-art lasers for two new physics laboratories, an atomic scanning microscope and a nuclear magnetic resonance machine for the chemistry program, new pianos from Steinway & Sons, and enhanced digital music facilities to support our music and performing arts programs. An ambitious campus expansion project has, over the last decade, resulted in the completion and opening of the Adele and Herbert J. Klapper Center for Fine Arts with space for painting, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics; the Center for Recreation and Sport, containing gyms and an indoor track; the Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) includes a 500-seat Concert Hall and additional performance, rehearsal and classroom space for music, theatre and dance; an outdoor sports complex; a complete renovation of Woodruff Hall with a modern exercise room, pool, teaching gym and classroom; the Alice Brown Early Learning Center; and additional parking. Adelphi today Scholars throughout the University are making significant contributions to their disciplines. In recent years, Adelphi faculty members have been recognized as Fulbright and Hartford Scholars, and have received funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation. The School of Social Work is accredited for the maximum time that the accrediting agency grants. In fact, our School of Social Work was reaccredited with no recommendations for improvement by the Council on Social Work Education’s site evaluation committee, and the School’s self-study document so impressed the council that it is now used as a model in reaccreditation training sessions for other programs. Currently, nearly 8,000 students are thriving in our classrooms, in our programs, on our sports fields at the main Garden City campus and at centers in Manhattan, Hauppauge, and Poughkeepsie. Our students have gone on to achieve awards and national recognition for their scholarship, service and leadership. Adelphi also seeks to serve its locality, state and nation through the research and practice of its faculty; the strengthening of ties between the professional schools and community; the staging of distinguished cultural events at its campuses; and most essentially, the education of a generation of future leaders and informed citizens, professionals, and community members.

Political Donations
$1,000
2010

Senior Counsel at King & Spalding LLP

$1,000
2010

Co-Founder at Tynwald Capital

$1,000
2010

Senator from Ohio

Advisors
Advisor

Professional at Tauzin Consultants LLC

Senior Advisor

Former Governor of Maine

Awards & Honors
2015
The Hill – Top Lobbyists, Associations
2014
The Hill – Top Lobbyists, Associations
2013
Events
Honoree
Washington, DC, United States
38th Annual Ex-Im Bank Conference

The Export-Import Bank of the United States concluded its 38th Annual Conference in Washington, D.C on Friday with a keynote address from Vice President Joe Biden. The Vice President, who was introduced by small business owner Jenny Fulton, spoke at length about how exports are critical to maintaining a robust economy and sustaining U.S. job creation and growth.

Speaker
Chengdu, FU, China
2013 Fortune Global Forum

Since 1995, the Fortune Global Forum has convened world leaders and the heads of global business—the chairmen, presidents, and CEOs of the world’s largest companies—on the dynamic frontiers of international commerce. The most recent Fortune Global Forum was held in Chengdu, China, in June, 2013, bringing the most distinguished group of business leaders ever to visit Western China.

Speaker
Aspen, CO, United States
2010 Aspen Ideas Festival

Aspen Ideas Festival, presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic, continues to broaden its reach and engage with more people than ever before on ideas that matter. A major focus throughout the Festival, which opens today, is increasing live and on-demand video opportunities for online viewers around the world.

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