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.

Mitch Daniels
President, Purdue University

Paul Decker
President and CEO, Mathematica Policy Research

Claudio Del Vecchio
Chairman and CEO, Brooks Brothers Group, Inc.

Michelle Finneran Dennedy
Vice President & Chief Privacy Officer, Cisco Systems

Joseph DiDomizio
President & CEO, Hudson Group

William H. Donaldson
Chairman, Donaldson Enterprises

Robert H. Dugger
Founder and Managing Partner, Hanover Provident Capital LLC

Jeffrey Dunn
President and Chief Executive Officer, Sesame Street

@CEDUpdate In 1957, CED released "Economic Development Assistance," a blueprint with recommendations for achieving independenc……