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Leadership

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation advances cutting-edge issues facing the U.S. business community through its nationally-recognized leadership team.

President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Senior Adviser, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Former Maine Gov. John R. McKernan Jr. is president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and a senior adviser to U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue. McKernan provides both strategic and ongoing leadership to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, which is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness by addressing developments that affect our nation, our economy, and the global business environment.

Executive Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Alfonso “Al” Martinez-Fonts Jr. is a vice president at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the executive vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. 

Martinez-Fonts previously was a consultant to the U.S. Chamber as president of Alfonso Martinez-Fonts, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in homeland security and international issues. He was also affiliated with Adelphi Capital, LLC, and Command Consulting Group. 

Vice President of Research & Emerging Issues

Richard “Rich” Cooper is vice president of Research and Emerging Issues for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Emerging Issues program, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s nonprofit, public policy think tank. In this role, he leads the Emerging Issues team in examining the issues that will impact the United States and its private sector over the next 2 to 10 years.

Executive Director, Corporate Citizenship Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Marc DeCourcey is Executive Director of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation Corporate Citizenship Center.  Marc has more than 20 years of experience in public policy leadership and a distinct talent building strategic partnerships and forming cross-sector advocacy coalitions. His career has spanned the executive and congressional branches of the US government, as well as the nonprofit sector.

Executive Director, Hiring Our Heroes, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Vice President, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Eric Eversole is a vice president at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and executive director of Hiring Our Heroes, a program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation.

Senior Director of Programs, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Vanessa Lyon is senior director of programs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. She manages the Signature Events Division, providing strategic oversight for Chamber events and directing the program and marketing staff. Lyon also leads the Foundation’s Enterprising States and Cities program, which examines free enterprise policies being implemented to promote economic growth at the state and local levels. In addition to commissioning research for the program, she is responsible for outreach to governors and state and local chambers for the Foundation about events and partnerships.

Vice President, Education and Workforce, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Vice President, Education Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Cheryl A. Oldham is vice president of education policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and is also vice president of the education and workforce program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. Through events, publications, and policy initiatives—and drawing upon the Chamber’s extensive network of members—the education and workforce program connects the best minds in American business with the most innovative thinkers in education and training, helping them work together to preserve the strength of America’s greatest economic resource, its workforce.

Director of the Center for Women in Business, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Roberta Zenn Phillips is executive director of the Center for Women in Business (CWB) at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.

Vice President, Institute for Organization Management, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation

Executive Director, Political Affairs & Federation Relations, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Raymond P. Towle is vice president of Institute for Organization Management, a four-year educational program on nonprofit management of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. In this role, he oversees all aspects of the Institute program in addition to his responsibilities as executive director of the Political Affairs & Federation Relations Department.

Vice President, Operations, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation