The US-Asia Institute Congressional Circle is an alumni association of current and former Congressional advisers 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

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Our Members

Chris McCannell, Eris Group, Congressional Circle Chairman

Rachel MacKnight, Sycamore Strategies, Congressional Circle Vice Chairman

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

Surya Gunasekara, Capitol Hill Consulting, Congressional Circle Development Committee Chairman

Hera A. Abbasi, IBM

Adam Bramwell, Adam Bramwell Strategies

Jeremy Berkowitz, Promontory Financial Group

Paul Bock, Holland & Knight

Jeff Choudhry, Nickles Group

Steve Denis, Small Business Finance Association

Josh Falzone, Cisco

JT Foley, Las Vegas Sands

Jonathan Gregory, Yorktown Solutions

Treon Glenn, US Travel Associations

Jeremy Haldeman, American Refugee Committee

Sydney Hand, Alibaba

Megan Hannigan, Paypal

Sheila Kennett Johnson, Author

Louis Lauter, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Donald J. Morrissey, Huawei

Darryl Nirenberg, Steptoe & Johnson

Ann O’Hanlon,Former Chief of Staff, Congressman Don Beyer

Matt Renninger, Apollo Group

Gregg Sheiowitz, Zurich North America

George F. Shevlin, IV, AIG

Adi Sathi, Young Republican National Federation

Joshua Teitelbaum, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, LLP

James Travis, Bayer

Trudy Vincent, University of Chicago 

Stanley White, Lawrence James Group

William (Bill) Wicker, US Senate Communications (emeritus)