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BIOGRAPHY: David Dreier


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Date: 04/29/2015 Description: Secretary's Foreign Affairs Policy Board: David Dreier - State Dept ImageDavid Dreier is Chairman of the Annenberg-Dreier Commission at Sunnylands and Founder of the Dreier Roundtable at Claremont McKenna College.

Mr. Dreier is a member of the Board of Advisors of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a Distinguished Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. A filmmaker and partner in several start-up businesses and a venture capital fund, he serves on numerous boards including the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), Claremont McKenna College, the Pacific Council on International Policy, and the Los Angeles Mission Foundation.

In 1980, Dreier was elected as one of the youngest members of the United States Congress. He was among the longest serving members of the House Leadership as Chairman of the Rules Committee and founding Chairman of the bipartisan House Democracy Partnership. He served for more than 25 years on the board of the International Republican Institute, leading election observer missions across the globe. As a longstanding and passionate advocate of open commerce as a driver of human opportunity and economic growth, Dreier founded the bipartisan Congressional Trade Working Group. He worked closely with five Presidents of both parties to advance the cause of trade liberalization.

Among his awards and honors, he received the first Chairman's Award from David Rockefeller and the Council of the Americas, the Spirit of the West Award, the National Foreign Trade Council's World Trade Award, the Directors Guild of America's Chairman's Award, the Anne and Kirk Douglas Award from the Los Angeles Mission, the inaugural President's Award from the City of Hope, Technet's Founders Circle Award, the Clean Air Champion Award from the Sierra Club, IFES' Charles Manatt Democracy Award, and the American Political Science Association's Hubert H. Humphrey Award.

Dreier is an honors graduate of Claremont McKenna College and holds a Master’s degree from Claremont Graduate University.



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