Ambassador Penne Korth Peacock has served on the Commission since 1997. President George H.W. Bush chose her to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Mauritius (1989-1992) and as his first female appointee to serve as co-chair of the American Bicentennial Presidential Inaugural. She currently serves on the boards of directors of Chevy Chase Bank, the Council of American Ambassadors, the Hillwood Museum (Emeritus), and the U.S.-Mauritius Business Council; as well as on the Advisory Boards of the America Australia Association and the Washington Ballet.
While living in Washington, Peacock previously served as a member of the boards of the White House Preservation Fund, the Washington Round Table of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), the Association for Diplomatic Studies and Training, the Meridian International Center, and the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center.
In Sydney, Australia, Peacock served as chairman of Republicans Abroad in 2004, and is currently a member of the Sydney Cancer Center Advisory Committee and an International Representative of Sotheby's. In Austin, Texas, she is a member of the Advisory Board of The Harry Ransom Center at the University of Texas. Peacock attended the University of Texas from 1960 to 1964.