Commission Members

Alex Wong - Chairman, 2022 Report Cycle

Chairman Alex Wong is a senior fellow at Hudson Institute. His research spans U.S. national security policy and foreign affairs, with a particular focus on U.S. strategy in the Indo-Pacific region and the future of the Korean Peninsula.  Mr. Wong most recently served as the Deputy Special Representative for North Korea and the Deputy Assistant Secretary for North Korea at the U.S. Department of State. In that position, he was the No. 2 negotiator in denuclearization talks with North Korea and guided the U.S.-led international pressure campaign.  Chairman Wong was appointed by House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy for a term expiring December 31, 2023.

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Kimberly T. Glas - Vice Chair, 2022 Report Cycle

Vice Chair Kimberly T. Glas joined the National Council of Textile Organizations (NCTO) in May 2019 as President and CEO. She has more than 20 years of experience in government policy development and advocacy. Her multi-faceted career includes spearheading manufacturing and trade policy efforts on Capitol Hill, serving as a key leader on behalf of the textile industry in the Obama Administration, and leading a non-profit organization working to advance critical policies to grow quality, U.S. jobs in the clean energy economy. Most recently she served as Executive Director of the BlueGreen Alliance, a non-profit partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations. Vice Chair Glas was appointed by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer for a term expiring December 31, 2022.

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Carolyn Bartholomew

Commissioner Bartholomew is the former Chief of Staff, Counsel, Legislative Director, and Foreign Policy Advisor to U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi. She also served as a Professional Staff Member on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Commissioner Bartholomew previously served as the Commission's Chairman for five report cycles and served as Vice Chairman for six report cycles. She was reappointed by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for a two-year term expiring December 31, 2023.

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Bob Borochoff

Bob Borochoff is a successful businessman and community leader with over four decades of creating, operating and consulting with small businesses. As Chairman and CEO of The Borochoff Group, Inc., he has owned and managed restaurants, special events and catering ventures providing outstanding food, entertainment and logistical arrangements for major events. Borochoff provides a myriad of services for the restaurant industry. Borochoff serves as a Commissioner on the Texas Finance Commission, which oversees and coordinates the three government departments responsible for the state’s financial services industry. He is a member of the Board of Directors of the Greater Houston Partnership, currently serves on the Public Policy Steering Committee, and for ten years was a member of the Executive Committee for one of the nation’s largest Chambers of Commerce. He is an emeritus member of the board of the National Restaurant Association, and his volunteer community service also includes serving as a past Vice-Chairman of the Mental Health Mental Retardation Authority of Harris County. He and his wife, Jane, have three children and reside in Houston, Texas. Commissioner Borochoff was appointed by House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy for a term expiring December 31, 2023.

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Robin Cleveland, PhD

Dr. Robin Cleveland is currently a psychotherapist in private practice after earning her PhD in Counseling. Previously, she served as the Executive Director at the Graduate School of Education and Human Development at The George Washington University. Commissioner Cleveland worked in a variety of positions for U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell including service on the Senate Intelligence, Foreign Relations, and Appropriations Committees. She has also served as former Counselor to the President of the World Bank, and as former Associate Director at the White House Office of Management and Budget. Commissioner Cleveland was reappointed by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell for a two-year term expiring December 31, 2022.

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Jeffrey Fiedler

Jeffrey Fiedler is the retired National Strategic Retail Director, United Food and Commercial Workers International Union; formerly Assistant to the General President, and Director, Special Projects and Initiatives, for the International Union of Operating Engineers. Previously, Commissioner Fiedler was President of Research Associates of America (RAA) and the elected president of the Food and Allied Services Trades Department, AFL-CIO. He served on the Board of Directors of the Consumer Federation of America and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. In 1992, Commissioner Fiedler co-founded the Laogai Research Foundation (LRF), an organization devoted to studying the forced labor camp system in China. He was reappointed by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi for a two-year term expiring December 31, 2022.

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Aaron Friedberg

Aaron Friedberg

Aaron Friedberg is Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1987, and co-director of Princeton’s Center for International Security Studies. He is also a non-resident senior fellow at the German Marshall Fund of the United States and a counselor to the National Bureau of Asian Research. From 2003 to 2005 he served as a Deputy Assistant for National Security Affairs in the office of the Vice President and he was subsequently appointed to the Defense Policy Board. In 2000-2001 he was a member of a panel tasked by Congress with reviewing the CIA’s analysis of China. Friedberg is the author of several books including, most recently, Getting China Wrong. Commissioner Friedberg was appointed by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell for a term expiring December 31, 2023.

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Hon. Carte P. Goodwin

Senator Carte Goodwin is an attorney with the law firm of Frost Brown Todd, LLC where he serves as the Member-in-Charge of its Charleston office, vice chair of the Appellate Practice Group, and a member of CivicPoint, the firm’s government affairs subsidiary. In 2010, Senator Goodwin was appointed by West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin III to the U.S. Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the passing of Senator Robert C. Byrd, where he served until a special election was held to fill the remainder of Senator Byrd’s unexpired term. In 2009, Senator Goodwin chaired the Independent Commission on Judicial Reform in West Virginia, and during the four years prior, served as General Counsel to West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin III. He was appointed by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer for a two-year term expiring December 31, 2023.

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James Mann

James Mann is an author and fellow-in-residence at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He was a former correspondent, columnist and Beijing bureau chief for the Los Angeles Times. He has written three books about America’s ties to China: Beijing Jeep, About Face: A History of America’s Curious Relationship With China, and The China Fantasy: Why Capitalism Will Not Bring Democracy to China. He is also the author of the book Rise of the Vulcans: A History of Bush’s War Cabinet, a New York Times best seller. He was awarded the Edward Weintal prize for career reporting about foreign policy. He has written numerous articles over the years for The Atlantic, The New York Review of Books, and The American Prospect. James Mann was appointed to the Commission by Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer for a two-year term expiring on December 31, 2023.

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Randall Schriver

Mr. Randall Schriver is the Chairman of the Board of the Project 2049 Institute and a partner at Pacific Solutions LLC. He is also a lecturer for Stanford University’s “Stanford-in-Washington” program, is on the Board of Advisors to the Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA, and Board of Directors of the US-Taiwan Business Council. Just prior, he served for two years as the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs where he led a team of nearly one hundred professionals and was the principal advisor to the Secretary of Defense on matters related to the Indo-Pacific region. Commissioner Schriver was appointed by Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell for a term expiring December 31, 2023

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Derek Scissors

Derek Scissors is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he focuses on the Chinese and Indian economies and on US economic relations with Asia. He is concurrently chief economist of the China Beige Book. Dr. Scissors is the author of the China Global Investment Tracker. Starting in late 2008, he authored a series of papers that chronicled the end of pro-market Chinese reform and predicted economic stagnation in China as a result. Dr. Scissors has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan, a master’s degree from the University of Chicago, and a doctorate from Stanford University. Commissioner Scissors was appointed by House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy for a term expiring December 31, 2022.

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Michael R. Wessel

Michael Wessel is an original member of the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He is currently the president of The Wessel Group Inc., and serves as staff liaison to the Labor Advisory Committee to the USTR and Secretary of Labor. Previously he worked as former General Counsel to Congressman Richard A. Gephardt, and was on Gephardt’s staff for more than two decades in a variety of positions. Commissioner Wessel was reappointed by House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi for a term expiring December 31, 2022.

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