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, the Vice President and Director of the Economic Studies program at Brookings, and the Joseph A. Pechman 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. Though he has assumed the role of Executive Vice President of Brookings, Gayer will remain as Vice President and Director of the Economic Studies program until his successor is in place.
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Brookings Chair of the Board
John L. Thornton is the chair 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
Irena Barisic, Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer
Jacqueline Basile, Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer
Jennifer Berlin, Vice President and Chief of Staff
Ona Alston Dosunmu, Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary, and Chair of the Inclusion and Diversity Committee
Homi Kharas, Interim Vice President and Director, Global Economy and Development
Bruce Jones, Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy
Amy Liu, Vice President and Director, Metropolitan Policy Program
Greg McGovern, Vice President, Development
Emily Horne, Vice President, Communications
Darrell West, Vice President and Director, Governance Studies