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

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

Trustees 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 Trustees.

Cheryl Bachelder
Chief Executive Officer (Retired), Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen, Inc.

Bernard C. Bailey
Chairman and CEO, Authentix

Pamela Barnhill
President & COO, InnSuites Hospitality Trust, IBC Hospitality & International Vacation Hotels, Inc.

George S. Barrett
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cardinal Health, Inc.

John Barrett
Chief Executive Officer, Western & Southern Financial Group

Barbara M. Barrett
President and Chief Executive Officer, Triple Creek Guest Ranch

Anthony Barrueta
Senior Vice President, Government Relations, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc

Bruce Batkin
Chief Executive Officer, Terra Capital Partners

Lydia I. Beebe
Of Counsel, Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

Peter A. Benoliel
Chairman Emeritus, Quaker Chemical Corporation

Avi Benus
Chief Executive Officer, IMPAQ International, LLC

Sandra Berg
CEO and Director, Berg Lacquer Company

John Berger
Chief Executive Officer, Sunnova Energy Corporation

Nomi M. Bergman
Senior Executive Officer, Advance/Newhouse Communications

Andrea Bierce
Managing Director, Gupton Marrs International, Inc.

Shideh Bina
Partner, Insigniam

Patrick A. Bond
Chairman, Federal Home Loan Bank of Pittsburgh

Patrick James (Jim) Brady
Chief Operating Officer, Grant Thornton

Angela Braly
Founder and President, The Braly Group, LLC

Beth A. Brooke-Marciniak
Global Vice Chair, Public Policy, EY

Neri Bukspan
Partner, Financial Accounting Advisory Services, EY

Ken Burdick
CEO, WellCare Health Plans, Inc.

Michael M. Byram
CEO, University of Colorado Foundation

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