Ernest S. Christian
Bill Frenzel, Honorary Co-Chairman
Bill Frenzel has been a Guest Scholar at the
Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, since January 1991,
when he retired from the US House of Representatives after
serving his Minnesota constituency for 20 years.
Frenzel was the Ranking Minority Member on the House Budget
Committee, and was the principal Republican economic spokesperson
in the House. He was a member of the House Ways and Means
Committee and its Trade Subcommittee, and a Congressional
Representative to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade
(GATT) in Geneva for 15 years. In 1993, he was appointed Special
Advisor to President Clinton for NAFTA. In 2001, President
Bush appointed him to the Social Security Commission, and,
in 2002, to the Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations
(ACTPN), which he chairs.
In 2000 he was awarded the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold
and Silver Star, by the Emperor of Japan. In 2002, he received
an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from Hamline University.
Frenzel received his BA and MBA from Dartmouth College and
served as a Naval Officer during the Korean War. He was President
of the Minneapolis Terminal Warehouse Co., and other corporations,
a member of the Executive Board of the American Warehousemen's
Association, and served 8 years in the Minnesota Legislature.
He is the Vice Chairman of the Eurasia Foundation, Chairman
of the Japan-America Society of washington, Chairman of the
US Steering Committee of the Transatlantic Policy Network,
Co-Chairman of the Center for Strategic Tax Reform, Co-Chairman
of the Bretton Woods Committee, Co-Chairman of the Committee
For A Responsible Federal Budget, Chairman of the Pew Commission
on Children in Foster Care, a member of the Executive Committee
of the Committee on U.S.-China Relations, and Chairman of
the Executive Committee of the International Tax and Investment
He is a Board member of the Secretary of State's Advisory
Committee on Leadership and Management, Sit Mutual Funds,
Northstar Education Finance, and other organizations.
Frenzel and his wife, Ruthy, are the parents of three daughters
and grandparents of two perfect grandchildren.