Ambassador Carla A. Hills to Serve as Foundation’s Inaugural Honorary Chairwoman

April 22, 2021


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The George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations announced the addition of Ambassador Carla A. Hills, who will serve as the first honorary chairwoman of the organization. Ambassador Hills is currently chair and CEO of Hills & Company International Consultants and formerly served as U.S. trade representative under President George H. W. Bush.

“I am pleased to join the Bush China Foundation and look forward to serving as its honorary chairwoman,” said Ambassador Hills. “The mission and work of the organization is true to the vision of President Bush and reflects the values his Administration pursued toward China.”

“Ambassador Hills is one of our nation’s most respected voices on China and we are blessed to have her as our honorary chair,” said Foundation President and CEO David Firestein.  “Her association with the Foundation underscores and amplifies our abiding commitment to giving expression to the ethos, spirit, values and vision of President George H. W. Bush, in whose Cabinet Ambassador Hills so ably served.”

Ambassador Hills is a decorated public servant and business professional. Prior to her work with President Bush, she was secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development under President Ford. She has served on the boards of a number of Fortune 500 companies, think tanks and internationally focused non-profits. The Foundation is pleased to welcome Ambassador Hills.

The George H. W. Bush Foundation for U.S.-China Relations is a non-profit organization that seeks to advance U.S.-China relations in ways that reflect the ethos, spirit and values of President George H. W. Bush. The Foundation is committed to its positioning in the “sensible center” of U.S.-China discourse and faithful to the vision of its namesake.