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Former Congressman Donald Manzullo is currently the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Korea Economic Institute of America.
Representative Manzullo is well-known as a staunch advocate for small business, manufacturing, and trade between the United States and Asian economies. For 20 years, Congressman Manzullo represented the 16th District of Illinois in the U.S. House of Representatives, serving on the Foreign Affairs, Financial Services, and Small Business Committees. For six years, he served as Chairman of the House Small Business Committee and for another six years, he served as the top Republican on the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, including chairing this pivotal subcommittee during his last two years in the House. Mr. Manzullo also served on two other subcommittees dealing with international economic, trade, and monetary policy.
The Speaker of the House appointed Chairman Manzullo to serve as a Commissioner on the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, which monitors China’s human rights practices, and as a member of the House Task Force on the Hong Kong Transition. Mr. Manzullo was also appointed by the Speaker to serve as Chairman of the Canada-U.S. Interparliamentary Group and the U.S.-China Interparliamentary Exchange.
Congressman Manzullo co-founded and co-chaired the bipartisan House Manufacturing Caucus and also served as a co-chair of the House Automotive Caucus.
Mr. Manzullo has been recognized for his leadership on various legislative issues, including receiving the Distinguished Service Award from the Small Business Exporters Association, the Leadership Award from the Coalition for Employment through Exports, and the prestigious Wings of Liberty Award from the Aerospace Industries Association.
Prior to his congressional service, Mr. Manzullo practiced law as an attorney in Oregon, Illinois. He holds a Juris Doctor from Marquette University (1970) and a B.A. from American University (1967). Mr. Manzullo is married to Freda Teslik and is the father of Neil, Noel, and Katie Manzullo.
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