September 1st, 2017

Honored to Join the Wilson Center as Chairman

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The Wilson Center prides itself for being a “living memorial” for our nation’s 28th President, and I am grateful to continue that legacy with my appointment to serve as its Chairman.

I am honored to join my dear friend Jane Harman at the Center, and I look forward to partnering with her to continue providing thought leadership and scholarship to the policy communities in the U.S. and abroad.

I have worked closely with the Wilson Center for decades and know firsthand the fantastic work it does informing the nation’s public policy debates by bringing together preeminent scholars and experts to tackle the biggest global issues.  The Wilson Center is a trusted voice for our leaders across government, business and academia, giving the public the tools and opportunities to join the conversation.

Outgoing Chairman Tom Nides has done a fantastic job, and has left some big shoes to fill.  I am honored by the President for his confidence in me to get this job done, and truly thrilled to be given the opportunity to work alongside all of these fantastic people as we continue the Wilson Center’s mission.

Press Release

Fred Malek Appointed Wilson Center Board Chairman

WASHINGTON— The Wilson Center welcomes the White House announcement Wednesday of the appointment of businessman and philanthropist Fred Malek to chair the Board. Malek takes the helm of the nation’s key non-partisan policy forum from Tom Nides, Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Morgan Stanley and former United States Deputy Secretary of State.

“I am lucky to have a third extremely capable Chair appointed by the White House, during my tenure at the Center,” said Director, President and CEO Jane Harman. “Fred has long supported the Center in many capacities and earned the Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship in 2004. Beyond that, Fred and his wife Marlene are dear personal friends.”

“Fred has been my wingman as we built an effective Global Advisory Council at the Center,” said Nides. “His West Point training has served him and us well, and he brings enormous skills to this new role.”

The Wilson Center, chartered by Congress as the official memorial to President Woodrow Wilson, is ranked one of the top ten think tanks in the world by the University of Pennsylvania. It is dedicated to tackling global issues through independent research and open dialogue.

Ambassador Joe Gildenhorn, head of the Wilson Cabinet and Chair from 2002-2012 added,  “Alma and I are delighted that Fred will assume the role of Chairmanship of the Wilson Center. We look forward to working with him and support his efforts to enhance the mission of the Center.”

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