Thomas J. Donohue

Advisor and Former Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Thomas J. Donohue served as chief executive officer of U.S. Chamber of Commerce from 1997 to 2021 and is now an advisor to the organization. He also served as the U.S. Chamber’s president from 1997 to 2019, the first person to hold both titles concurrently in the organization’s history.

During his tenure, Donohue built the Chamber into a lobbying and political powerhouse with expanded influence across the globe and helped secure business victories on Capitol Hill, in the regulatory agencies, in politics, in courts of law and in the court of public opinion, and before governments around the world.

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