International Advisory Council


APCO's International Advisory Council (IAC) and its four subgroups comprise more than 90 recognized global leaders, including: former elected politicians; leaders of business and industry; academics at leading universities; world-class journalists and editors; NGO and nonprofit pioneers; diplomats; and policy experts.

Each member offers clients invaluable real-world knowledge; they are individuals who understand the complex issues clients face because they have encountered similar opportunities and challenges — and successfully conquered them — in their own careers. Clients can get counsel from individual members, or a select group of members with varying perspectives, to obtain robust counsel that can help clients make the right decisions.

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  • Eduardo Aguirre

    Former U.S. ambassador to Spain and Andorra

  • Ido Aharoni

    Global distinguished professor at NYU School of International Relations; member of Israel's foreign service since 1991

  • Ken Blackwell

    Former mayor of Cincinnati, Ohio; former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Human Rights Commission

  • Don Bonker

    Former U.S. congressman

  • Spencer Boyer

    Former national intelligence officer for Europe at the U.S. National Intelligence Council

  • Laurens Jan Brinkhorst

    Former member of the European and Netherlands Parliaments; former EU ambassador to Japan

  • Stuart Eizenstat

    Former deputy secretary of the Department of the Treasury

  • Claudia Fritsche

    Former Ambassador of Liechtenstein to the United States

  • Dan Glickman

    Former U.S. congressman; former U.S. secretary of agriculture; former chairman of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc.

  • Edit Herczog

    Former member of the European Parliament from Hungary

  • Said T. Jawad

    Former Afghanistan ambassador to the United States

  • Ira Kasoff

    Former deputy assistant secretary of commerce for Asia

  • Aleksander Kwasniewski

    Former president of Poland

  • Eugene K. Lawson

    Former head of the U.S.-Russia Business Council

  • Delano Lewis

    Former U.S. ambassador to the Republic of South Africa

  • Frank Majoor

    Permanent representative of the Netherlands on the North Atlantic Council

  • Lalit Mansingh

    Former foreign secretary of India; former Indian ambassador to the United States

  • Anita B. McBride

    Former assistant to President George W. Bush; former chief of staff to First Lady Laura Bush

  • Klaus Naumann

    Former chairman of the NATO Military Committee; former chief of staff of the German armed forces

  • Itamar Rabinovich

    Former Israeli ambassador to the U.S.; former president of Tel Aviv University

  • Etienne Reuter

    Former European Commission official and founding director of Elliott Consultants Ltd.

  • Donald W. Riegle Jr.

    Former U.S. senator and congressman; former chairman of the Senate Banking Committee

  • Tim Roemer

    Former U.S. ambassador to India; former U.S. congressman

  • Andrés Rozental

    Former Deputy Foreign Minister of Mexico

  • James Sasser

    Former U.S. senator; former U.S. ambassador to China

  • Jaime Serra

    Former Secretary of Trade and Industry of Mexico; Former Secretary of Finance of Mexico

  • Cliff Stearns

    Former U.S. congressman

  • Devinda R. Subasinghe

    Former Sri Lankan ambassador to the United States and Mexico

  • Richard N. Swett

    Former U.S. ambassador to Denmark; former U.S. congressman

  • Sten Tolgfors

    Former Swedish minister for Defense, former Swedish minister for Trade

  • Gregory Treverton

    former chairman of the U.S. National Intelligence Council

  • Graham Watson

    Former member of the European Parliament (MEP)

  • Earl Anthony Wayne

    Former U.S. ambassador Mexico; former U.S. ambassador to Argentina; former deputy U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan