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.

Chris Gabrieli
Co-Founder and CEO, Empower Schools

John Garrison
President & CEO, Terex Corporation

E. Gordon Gee
President, West Virginia University

Sean Glass
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Advantia Health

Greg Goff
Chairman, President & CEO, Andeavor

Timothy B. Goodell
General Counsel, Hess Corporation

Patricia Gottesman
Independent Director, WWE; Former CEO, Crimson Hexagon

Earl G. Graves, Jr.
President & CEO, Black Enterprise

Pat W. Gross
Chairman, The Lovell Group

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