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The US-Asia Institute Congressional Circle is an alumni association of current and former Congressional advisors who have participated in USAI programs including off-the-record briefings and delegations to the region over the past 30 years.

The Congressional Circle:

-Recommends potential delegates to travel on future staff and Member delegations

-Advises USAI on programming, projects, and other issues vis-á-vis Congress

-Makes introductions to individuals and organization that might be interested in partnering with USAI on programs and events of mutual benefit; and

-Assists in expanding our corporate network

Read more about the latest Congressional quarterly meeting, please click here.


Our Members

Bill Wicker, U.S. Senate Communications (emeritus)

Chris McCannell, Eris Group, Congressional Circle Chairman

Rachel MacKnight, USAI Congressional Circle Vice Chairman

Ruben Duran, Merck & Co., Congressional Circle Mentoring Committee Chairman

Surya Gunasekara, Section VII Strategies, Congressional Circle Development Committee Chairman

Hera A. Abbasi, Coalition of Services Industries

Jeremy Berkowitz, Promontory Financial Group

Paul Bock, Holland & Knight

Jeff Choudhry, Nickles Group

Steve Denis, Small Business Finance Association

Jonathan Gregory, Yorktown Solutions

Jeremy Haldeman, American Refugee Committee

Megan Hannigan, Paypal

Sheila Kennett Johnson, Author

Louis Lauter, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Donald J. Morrissey, Huawei

Matt Renninger, The Planetary Society

Gregg Sheiowitz, Zurich North America

George F. Shevlin, IV, AIG

Sydney Stone, Alibaba

James Travis, Bayer

Trudy Vincent, University of Chicago