Ann M. Beauchesne is vice president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s National Security & Emergency Preparedness Department, which works to achieve increased national security while maintaining the openness and mobility that are critical to our economy. She is the principal spokesperson on national security and emergency preparedness issues and is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with administration and regulatory agency leaders.
Myron Brilliant, executive vice president and head of International Affairs at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, drives the global business strategy of the organization. He leads the largest international affairs team of any U.S. business association in Washington, D.C., representing the Chamber and its members before foreign governments, the U.S. government, and international business organizations.
Rob Engstrom is senior vice president of the Political Affairs and Federation Relations Division and the national political director at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. In these capacities, he is responsible for directing the Chamber’s national political, grassroots, and election-related activities, as well as its advocacy programs, including the Free Enterprise Network and Friends of the U.S. Chamber.
Dr. J.D. Foster is deputy chief economist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He works with Dr. Martin A. Regalia, the Chamber’s chief economist exploring and explaining developments in the U.S. and global economies. He also participates in discussions around the country regarding the economy and economic policy and supports other functions at the Chamber with economic analysis and guidance.
Carol Hallett serves as counselor to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Hallett is a national and international authority on trade, transportation, and security. She served for eight years as president and CEO of the Airlines For America “A4A” (formerly called Air Transport Association of America), which represents the chief executive officers of U.S. and foreign flag airline and cargo carriers.
Karen Alderman Harbert is president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy (Institute). In this capacity, Harbert leads the Institute’s efforts to build support for meaningful energy action nationally and internationally through policy development, education, and advocacy.
Caroline L. Harris is chief tax counsel and executive director of tax policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. She directs the development, promotion, and publication of the Chamber’s policy on tax-related matters.
She analyzes tax legislation and other legislation with revenue-raising provisions and submits comments, Hill letters, testimony to Congress and regulatory agencies. Harris routinely meets with members of Congress and their staff, the administration, and regulatory agencies to promote the Chamber’s tax policy.
As president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness (CCMC), Hirschmann leads the Chamber's initiative dedicated to making U.S. capital markets the most fair, efficient, transparent, and attractive in the world. This effort addresses domestic and international securities regulation and enforcement and financial reporting issues, including auditor viability and proxy rules.
Randel K. Johnson joined the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on December 1, 1997. As senior vice president, he is primarily responsible for labor, immigration, and employee benefits issues pending before Congress and the federal agencies.
Janet F. Kavinoky is a nationally recognized expert in transportation policy, funding, and finance. As executive director in the Chamber’s Congressional and Public Affairs Division, Kavinoky leads all transportation strategy, policy, and lobbying efforts. She has expertise in developing consensus policy positions among diverse stakeholders and lobbying Congress and executive branch agencies on a wide range of legislative and regulatory matters relating to surface, air, and water transportation.