Donohue Praises Margaret Spellings’ Service to U.S. Chamber

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 - 8:00pm

Follows Announcement that Spellings has been Hired as President of George W. Bush Foundation

WASHINGTON, D.C. —U.S. Chamber President and CEO Thomas J. Donohue issued the following statement on the announcement that Margaret Spellings has been hired as president of the George W. Bush Foundation:

“For the last four years, the U.S. Chamber has been extraordinarily fortunate to benefit from the skills, wisdom, passion, and insights of Margaret Spellings. During her tenure she consolidated the Chamber’s many not-for-profit organizations into a single entity, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness by addressing developments that affect our nation, our economy, and the global business environment.

“She took the Chamber’s education and workforce development programs to the next level. She oversaw and strengthened numerous initiatives, including securing private sector jobs for veterans and their spouses and communicating the value of free enterprise to our economy and way of life. And she served as a trusted advisor.

“Margaret’s skills and knowledge made the Chamber a better place. Her warmth and kindness made her many new friends and fans in the business community—and I count myself among them.

“We thank Margaret for her outstanding service to the U.S. Chamber and the business community. We wish her luck with her new responsibilities as president of the George W. Bush Foundation.”

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.