Vin Weber – Co-Chair, Advisory Board

Vin Weber served in the U.S. House of Representative from 1981 to 1993, representing Minnesota’s 2nd Congressional District.  He was a member of the Appropriations Committee and an elected member of the House Republican Leadership.

Mr. Weber is one of the most prominent and successful strategists in the Republican Party and enjoys strong bipartisan relationships across the legislative and executive branches of government.  He is a former Chairman of the National Endowment for Democracy, a private, nonprofit organization designed to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts.  Weber serves on the Board of The Council on Foreign Relations and co-chaired a major independent task force on U.S. Policy Toward Reform in the Arab World with former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.   He is a former member of the U.S. Secretary of Defense’s Defense Policy Board Advisory Committee, and he also served on the U.S. Secretary of State’s Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion.

He currently is a Partner at Mercury/Clark & Weinstock and is a senior fellow at the Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota, where he is co-director of the Policy Forum.

The Advisory Board is still being completed.