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Dr. Omar Kader (Acting President of the Council)
The Hon. William A. Rugh, Former President, AMIDEAST; Former Ambassador, U.A.E.
Mrs. Karen AbuZayd, Member, Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria; Former Under
Secretary-General, United Nations.
Mr. Curtis Brand, Chairman (ret.), ExxonMobil, Saudi Arabia, Inc.
The Hon. Frances Cook, The Ballard Group, LLC.; Former Ambassador, Oman & Consul
General, Alexandria, Egypt.
The Hon. Ford Fraker, Former Ambassador, Saudi Arabia; Senior Adviser,
Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.
The Hon. Mark Hambley, International Managing Director, Apollo Security; Former Ambassador,
Gen. Joseph P. Hoar, USMC (ret.), Former Commander in Chief, U.S. Central Command.
Mr. Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress.
Dr. Martha Neff Kessler, Consultant, CIA (ret.).
Col. Michael V. Kostiw (USAR, ret.), Vice President, Asia-Africa Projects Group, LLC.
Col. W. Patrick Lang, USA (ret.), Former Defense Intelligence Officer for the Near East
and South Asia.
Dr. Phebe Marr, Author, Mideast consultant; Former Senior Fellow, National Defense University.
Dr. Philip Mattar, President, Rittenhouse Investments.
Mr. Paul Oliver, Vice President of Middle East and Africa, Boeing.
Dr. Fuad A. Rihani, Consultant, Research and Development, Saudi Binladin Group.
The Hon. Patrick Theros, President, US-Qatari Business Council; Former Ambassador, Qatar.
Ms. Anne Joyce (Secretary of the Corporation)
Dr. Thomas Mattair (Executive Director of the Corporation)
The Hon. Chas W. Freeman, Jr., Chairman, Projects International; Former Assistant Secretary
of Defense; Former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia; Former President, MEPC.