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Adjunct Senior Fellow, RAND Corporation; Executive Director, RAND Business Leaders Forum; Co-Chair, America 250 Foundation International Advisory Council

The Honorable William H. Courtney, Chairman

William Courtney is an adjunct senior fellow at the nonprofit, nonpartisan RAND Corporation and executive director of the RAND Business Leaders Forum. He co-chairs the international advisory council of the America 250 Foundation, the non-profit arm of the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission. In 2014, he retired from Computer Sciences Corporation as senior principal for federal policy strategy. From 1972 to 1999 he was a foreign service officer in the U.S. Department of State, and served as ambassador to Kazakhstan, Georgia, and the U.S.-Soviet Commission to implement the Threshold Test Ban Treaty. He served abroad in Brasilia, Moscow, Geneva, Almaty, and Tbilisi. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the American Academy of Diplomacy, and the Cosmos Club. He graduated from West Virginia University with a B.A. and Brown University with a Ph.D. in economics. He is married to Laryssa Courtney and has two adult children, Will and Alison.