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.

Pres Kabacoff
Co-Chairman of the Board of Directors & Chief Executive Officer, HRI Properties

Matt Kaness
Former Chief Executive Officer, Modcloth

Sandy Kapell
EVP & CAO, Madison Square Garden

Laura Karet
President and Chief Executive Officer, Giant Eagle, Inc.

Joseph E. Kasputys
CEO, Economic Ventures

Jo Kirchner
CEO, Primrose Schools

Ronald J. Klein
Partner, Holland & Knight LLP

Charlie Komar
President & CEO, Komar Brands

Richard J. Kramer
Chairman, CEO & President, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company

Robert J. Kueppers
Senior Partner (Retired), Global Regulatory & Public Policy, Deloitte LLP

Reece Kurtenbach
Chairman, President & CEO, Daktronics

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