Thomas F. (Mack) McLarty III is Vice Chairman of Kissinger McLarty Associates. He was President Clinton's first Chief of Staff, Counselor to the President, and Special Envoy for the Americas with over five years of service in the Cabinet and on the National Economic Council. Mr. McLarty helped enact the historic 1993 deficit reduction package, NAFTA, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. He helped organize the Miami and Santiago Summits of the Americas, and the 1996 Summer Olympic Games. Earlier, Mr. McLarty was chairman and CEO of Arkla, Inc, a Fortune 500 natural gas company, and president of the McLarty Companies, a diversified transportation group. He was a member of the St. Louis Federal Reserve Board and the Arkansas State Legislature. Mr. McLarty graduated summa cum laude from the University of Arkansas.
Patrick J. DeSouza is a banker with Violy, Byorum & Partners LLC, an investment bank focused on Latin America. During 1997-1998, he served in the White House as Director for Inter-American Affairs on President Clinton's National Security Council. Prior to his work in the Clinton Administration, Dr. DeSouza practiced corporate law focusing on cross- border mergers and acquisitions and venture capital. He clerked for the Hon. Thomas Gibbs Gee, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. Dr. DeSouza received his B.A. from Columbia, an M.A. in International Relations from Yale Graduate School, a J.D. from the Yale Law School, and his Ph.D. from Stanford. In addition, Dr. DeSouza has been a term member, International Affairs Fellow, and the inaugural Next Generation Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
Dave McCurdy is the President of the Electronics Industries Alliance (EIA), a leading voice of the $500 billion electronics industry. Prior to joining EIA, he was the Chairman of the McCurdy Group, a business consulting and investment firm ( 1995-1998). Mr. McCurdy served for fourteen years ( 1981-1995) in the U.S. House of Representatives from the fourth district of Oklahoma. During his time in Congress, he attained numerous leadership positions, including chairmanship of the House Intelligence Committee, subcommittees of both the Armed Services Committee and Science and Space Committee. He was also the national chairman of the Democratic Leadership council. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.