Colin Powell Joins Annenberg-Dreier Commission Board

Thursday, November 14, 2013


Former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has joined the advisory board of The Annenberg-Dreier Commission at Sunnylands.

Commission Chairman David Dreier made the announcement November 14, 2013, hailing the integrity and experience of “…a remarkable leader whose life represents the pinnacle of service to our country.”

“General Powell was a true friend to Lee and Walter Annenberg,” added Dreier. “We share great memories of times together at Sunnylands and it is an honor to welcome him back.”

Powell was Secretary of State from 2001-2005. He served previously as National Security Advisor to President Ronald Reagan and as chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton. He joins former Secretaries of State Madeleine Albright and Henry Kissinger on the advisory board of the Commission, which is focused on strengthening the free flow of goods, services, capital, information, ideas and people throughout the Greater Pacific.

The Annenberg-Dreier Commission, launched in February 2013 by Geoffrey Cowan, president of the Annenberg Foundation Trust at Sunnylands, is currently leading an international effort to safeguard the free flow of data as a means of boosting international commerce.

Dreier, who until this year was chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee, is a long-standing advocate of open trade and strong democratic institutions as the most potent forces for social and economic development. He represented Secretary of State John Kerry at the Bali Democracy Forum in Indonesia November 7-8. Dreier is also a Distinguished Fellow of the Brookings Institution.
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