Corporate Politico's and the "Revolving Door"
Below I have compiled a list of powerful politicians and other governmental personnel, from both past and present, as well as their connections to the corporate world. In case anyone was wondering why our leaders are not doing anything, it may having something to do with that fact that it is in their best interest not to. It is pretty scary when you realize how deeply intertwined the American government is with Corporate America.
John M. Deutch: C.I.A. Director 1995-1996 -- Board of Directors of Citigroup(Banking Firm) Raytheon (Military Contractor)
Robert M. Gates: National Security Council,C.I.A. Director 1988-1992 Secretary of Defense 2006 -- Board of Trustees of Fidelity Investment(Banking Firm) On Board of Directors of SAIC (military contractor)
Dick Cheney: White House Chief of Staff 1975-1977, Secretary of Defense 1989-1993, Vice President 2000 -- Served as CEO and Chairman of the Board at Halliburton(Military Contractor) Board of Directors Procter & Gamble(Multinational Consumer Goods Manufacturer), Union Pacific (Largest Railroad company in America), Electronic Data Systems (Computer technologies).
Paul Wolfowitz: Director of Policy Planning for the Department of State 1982-1986, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense 1977-1980 Former President of the World Bank, consultant for Northrup and Grumman(Military Contractor)
Richard Perle: Assistant Secretary of Defense 1981-1988, Defense Policy Board 2000-2003 Director and Executive Committee member of Hollinger International Inc. (Newspaper Conglomerate), Advisor and Lobbyist for Global Crossing (Telecommunications Corp.) Board of Directors at Onset Technologies(Computer Technologies)
Allen Dulles: O.S.S. Operative 1942-1945, C.I.A. Director 1953-1961, Appointed to the Warren Commission 1963 Lawyer for Sullivan and Cromwell(Wall Street law firm), Ties with British Petroleum and Standard Oil
AB “Buzzy” Krongard: Executive Director of C.I.A. 2001-2004, Served as CEO and Chairman of the Board of Alex Brown Inc. (Inevestment Banking Firm), Vice Chairman of Bankers Trust
George H.W. Bush: Director of C.I.A. 1976-1977, Vice President 1981-1988, President 1988-1992 Consultant for the Carlyle Group (multinational Corp.), Brown Brothers Harriman (Investment Banking Firm)
Steven J. Hadley: Defense Policy Board, National Security Advisor 2005- Partner at Shea & Gardner (D.C. Business Firm), Principle in the Scowcroft Group Inc.(International Consulting Firm)
James. A. Baker III: Chief of Staff 1981-1984, Secretary of the Treasury 1985-1988, Secretary of State 1988-1992 Senior partner at Baker Botts (Law Firm), Senior counsel to the Carlyle Group
Donald Rumsfeld: Secretary of Defense 1975-1977, 2001-2006 was CEO and President of G.D. Searle & Co. (Pharmaceutical company) was Chairman of the Board of Gilead Sciences(Pharmaceutical company, developed Tamiflu)
William S. Cohen: Secretary of Defense 1997-2001 Head of the Cohen Group (International Business Consulting Firm) Board of Directors of AIG(Insurance Corporation)
William Perry: Deputy Secretary of Defense 1993-1994, Secretary of Defense 1994-1997 was President of ESL. Inc.(High Technology Firm), managing director of Hambrect and Quist(Investment Banking Firm), On the Board of Directors of Los Alamos National Security(Private Security Firm)
Henry M. Paulson: Treasury Secretary 2006- member of the Board of Governors of the IMF(International Monetary Fund), was Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs(Investment Banking Firm)
Jon S. Corzine: U.S. Congressman 2001-2006, Governor of NJ 2006- was Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs
Stephen Friedman: U.S. Assistant to the President for Economic Policy 2002-2005, Chairman of the President’s Foreign Intelligence Advisory Board 2005- was Chairman and CEO of Goldman Sachs still serves on the Company Board, Senior Principle for Marsh & Mclennan Capital Corp.(Insurance Brokerage Firm)
Robert Rubin: Secretary of Treasury 1993-2001, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Executive Officer for Citigroup, Board of Directors at the NYSE, Ford Motor Co.
Henry Kissinger: National Security Advisor 1969-1975, Secretary of State 1973-1977 owns and manages Kissinger McLarty Associates (Consulting Firm), Consultant to the Rand Corp.(Research and Consulting Organization)
Robert J. Stevens: Appointed by President Bush to the Commission on the Future of the United States Aerospace Industry 2001-2002 Chairman, President, and CEO of Lockheed Martin(Military Contractor)
Edward C. Aldridge Jr.: Air Force Secretary for the NRO (National Reconnaissance Office) worked for Mcdonnel
Douglas/Boeing(Military Contractor), Board of Directors Lockheed Martin
James O. Ellis Jr.: Retired 4 star Admiral, former Commander of the U.S. Strategic Command Board of Directors Lockheed Martin
Joseph Ralston: Retired Air Force General, Vice Chairman to the Joint Chiefs of Staff 1996-2000, Supreme Allied Commander of NATO 2000-2003 Board of Directors Lockheed Martin, URS Corp.(Engineering Design Firm)
Riley P. Bechtel: Appointed to the Export Council by President Bush 2001- Chairman and CEO of Bechtel Corp.(Engineering Company), Director of the International Council of J.P. Morgan & Co.(Investment Banking Firm)
John T. Chain, Jr.: Retired Air Force General, Chief Commander of Strategic Air Command 1986-1991 Board of Directors Thomas Group(Management Consulting Firm), R.J. Reynolds Inc., ConAgra Foods Inc., Kemper Insurance Company, Northrup Grumman
Victor Fazio: U.S. Congressman 1979-1999 Works for Akin Gump Strauss Hauer and Feld(Law Firm) Board of Directors Northrup Grumman
Aulana Peters: Former Commissioner for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 1984-1988, currently serves on the Accountability Advisory Council of the U.S. Comptroller General worked at Gibson, Dunn, & Crutcher(Law Firm), Board of Directors Northrup Grumman, 3M, Merrill Lynch
Warren Rudman: U.S. Senator 1980-1992 Partner with Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton, & Garrison(International Law Firm), Board of Directors Raytheon, Collins & Aikman(Auto Manufacturer), Allied Waste Co., Boston Scientific (Medical Supply Company)
George W. Bush: Governor of TX 1995-2000, President of the U.S. 2000- Former Chairman and CEO Arbusto Energy, Spectrum 7, Harken Energy, Board of Directors Carlyle Group Aquisition
William E. Kennard: Chairman of the FCC 1997-2001 Board of Directors Verner, Liipfert, Bernhard, McPherson and Hand(Law Firm), Sprint Nextel Corp., The New York Times Company, Hawaiian Telcom, and Insight Communications, Managing Director of the Carlyle Group’s Telecommunications and Media Wing.
Frank Carlucci: Secretary of Defense 1987-1989, Deputy Director of C.I.A. 1978-1981, National Security Advisor 1986-1987 Was Chairman of the Carlyle Group. Business Interests with General Dynamics (Military Contractor), Westinghouse Electric Co., Nortel(Telecommunications company)
John P. Casciano: Retired Air Force Major General, Former Director of the Air Force’s Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Office. Chief Executive of S.A.I.C.
Alan J. Dixon: Former U.S. Senator 1981-1993 Practices law with Bryan Cave Law Firm(Which lobbies for S.A.I.C.)
Bill Lowery: Former U.S. Congressman 1981-1991 Works for Copeland, Lowery, & Jacquez(A firm that lobbies for S.A.I.C.)
Kevin Warsh: Special Assistant to the President on Economic Policy 2002-2006, Member of the Board of Governors for the U.S. Federal Reserve System 2006- Served as Vice President and Executive Director of Merger’s and Aquisitions at Morgan Stanley
Mickey Kantor: Secretary of Commerce 1996-1997 Board of Directors CB Richard Ellis Group (Multinational Real Estate Corporation) Advisory Board ING(Financial Investments), Fleishman-Hillard/Omnicom Group Inc.(Public Relations/ Marketing) Senior Advisor to Morgan Stanley
Erskine Bowles: White House Chief of Staff 1997-1998 Board of Directors Morgan Stanley, General Motors
Evan G. Galbraith: U.S. Ambassador 1981-1985 Advisory Director of Morgan Stanley. Board of Directors National Review(Bi-weekly News Publication), Group Lagardere S.A.(French Corporation)
Tom Ridge: U.S. Congressman 1983-1995, Governor of PA 1995-2001, Secretary of Homeland Security 2003-2005 Board of Directors Home Depot, Savi Technology(Technology Subsidiary of Lockheed Martin)
Richard H. Brown: National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee Was Chairman and CEO of E.D.S., Cable &Wireless. Board of Directors Home Depot, Dupont. President and CEO of H&R Block, Vice Chairman for Ameritech Corp./AT&T
William Henry Donaldson: Under Secretary of State 1968-1972, Chairman of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission 2003-2005 Founded Donaldson, Lufkin, Jenrette(Investment Banking Firm bought by ETrade). Chairman and CEO of the NYSE, Aetna (Healthcare Corporation).
James R. Schlesinger: Chairman of the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission 1971-1973, Director of C.I.A. 1973, Secretary of Defense 1973-1975, Secretary of Energy 1977-1979 Worked for the RAND Corp. Senior Advisor for Lehman Bros.(Investment Banking Firm) Director of BNFL Inc.(British Nuclear Technology Firm) Peabody Energy(Coal Mining Corporation), Sandia Corp.(R&D subsidiary for Lockheed and Martin),
Caspar Weinberger: Secretary of Defense 1981-1987 Chairman at Forbes Inc.
Dan Qualye: Vice President 1989-1993 Chairman of Cerberus Capital Management(Large privately owned hedge fund)
Thomas Kean: Governor of NJ 1982-1990, Chairman of the 9/11 Commission Board of Directors ARAMARK(Professional Services Corporation), Hess Corp.(Integrated Oil Corporation), Pepsi Bottling Group, CIT Group Inc.(Financial Investment Firm)
Rudy Giuliani: Mayor of NY 1994-2001 -- Founded Giuliani Partners LLC(Lobbying Firm) Merged with Ernst & Young’s (Investment Banking) to become Giuliani Capital Advisors LLC Contracts with Nextel.
Bill Studeman: Director of N.S.A. 1988-1992, Deputy Director C.I.A. 1992-1995 Vice President and Deputy General Manager for the Intelligence and Information Superiority Division of Northrup Grumman
L. Paul Bremer: Director of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance for Post-War Iraq 2003-2004 Was Managing Director at Kissinger & Assoc. Chairman and CEO of Marsh Crisis Consulting(Financial Services Firm) Board of Directors Air Products & Chemicals, Akzo Nobel NV. (Multinational Manufacturing Corporation)Chairman of the Advisory Board for GlobalSecure Corp. (Security Corporation)
Robert Zoellick: U.S. Trade Representative 2001-2005, Deputy Secretary of State 2005-2006 Managing Director and Chairman at Goldman Sachs Board Member Alliance Capital, Precursor Group
John Ashcroft: Governor of MO 1985-1993, U.S. Senator 1995-2001, Attorney General 2001-2005 Founded the Ashcroft Group LLC. Which represents many corporations and contractors