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Brookings Leadership

Brookings President

John Rutherford Allen assumed the presidency of the Brookings Institution in November 2017, having most recently served as chair of security and strategy and a distinguished fellow in the Foreign Policy Program at Brookings. Allen is a retired U.S. Marine Corps four-star general and former commander of the NATO International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) and U.S. Forces in Afghanistan.
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Brookings Executive Vice President

Ted Gayer is the Executive Vice President of the Brookings Institution and a Senior Fellow in Economic Studies. Gayer assumed the position of Executive Vice President of Brookings in April 2018 after five years as Vice President and Director of the Economic Studies program. From 2009-2013, he was Co-Director of the Economic Studies program.
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Brookings Chair of the Board

Glenn Hutchins and Suzanne Nora Johnson are the co-chairs of the Brookings Board of Trustees. The Board is composed of distinguished business executives, academics, former government officials and community leaders. Trustees serve four-year terms and meet three times a year. The Board’s role is to provide governance of the business and affairs of the Institution, approve the fields of scholarly investigation, and safeguard the independence of the Institution’s work.
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Brookings Management Staff

Stephanie Aaronson, Vice President and Director, Economic Studies

Jacqueline Basile, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer

Ankur Bhatt, Vice President and Chief Information Officer

Michael Cavadel, Vice President, General Counsel, and Assistant Secretary

Brahima Sangafowa Coulibaly, Vice President and Director, Global Economy and Development

Kerry Searle Grannis, Deputy Executive Vice President & Director of Institutional Affairs

Amy Liu, Vice President and Director, Metropolitan Policy Program

Suzanne Maloney, Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy

Andrea Risotto, Chief Communications Officer

Darrell West, Vice President and Director, Governance Studies

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Catherine Piez
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