The business executives who established CED in 1942 focused on the public interest through a pragmatic business lens. Today, CED Members make this same commitment to represent the reasoned, nonpartisan voice of business on major public policy issues.

Our Members are chairs, CEOs and senior executives of major corporations; university and college presidents; former corporate leaders; and leaders of prominent NGOs.

Members determine CED’s annual priority issues and lead subcommittees that produce policy statements with research findings and recommendations for reform. These policy statements are coupled with strong outreach efforts throughout the country and abroad - to achieve tangible impact at the local, state and national levels. CED has a passionate staff who organize and help lead the goals and efforts of the Members.

Steffen E. Palko
Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Texas Christian University

Carol J. Parry
President, Corporate Social Responsibility Associates

William C. Pate
President and CEO, Par Pacific Holdings, Inc.

Gavin Patterson
CEO, BT Group plc

Debra J. Perry
Director, Korn Ferry & Genworth

Gregg Petersmeyer
Chairman and CEO, Personal Pathways

Peter G. Peterson
Founder and Chairman, Peter G. Peterson Foundation

Mike Petters
President and CEO, Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.

Todd E. Petzel
Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer, Offit Capital Advisors LLC

Sally Phipps
Director, Global Contributions, Colgate-Palmolive Company

Vicki Poponi
Vice President, Auto Sales Support Operations, American Honda Motor Company, Inc.

Robert Popovian
Senior Director, US Government Relations, Pfizer Pharmaceuticals

Glen Post III
President and CEO, Century Link

Scott Pulsipher
President, Western Governors University

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