June 05, 2019


WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors today announced that Thomas J. Donohue has committed to remain CEO through June 2022, continuing his successful 20 year track record of supporting business. Suzanne P. Clark, Senior Executive Vice President, is also being promoted to President, having successfully led the cultural transformation of the Chamber over the last 5 years. The Board will undertake a global search for the next CEO in 2022.

Tom Wilson, Chair of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Chair, CEO and President of The Allstate Corporation, said: “Securing the dynamic leadership of Tom and Suzanne ensures the Chamber can focus on near-term political priorities and long-term sustainability. To ensure businesses can create jobs and economic prosperity we need Congress to support fair trade, infrastructure improvements and immigration reform. This will also enable us to focus on rebuilding the political center and raising a $250 million capital fund so we remain a champion of the free enterprise system, American workers and entrepreneurs. The Chamber is deep in talent and expertise and I am thrilled that Tom and Suzanne are committed to leading this team at this important time.”

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.