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Donald Manzullo

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.


Mr. Manzullo was a Commissioner on the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, which monitors China’s human rights practices. He was a member of the House Task Force on the Hong Kong Transition. He served as Chairman of the Canada-US Inter-parliamentary Group and the US-China Inter-parliamentary Exchange. He was a participant in the US-Japan-Korea, the US-Mexican, and the US-European inter-parliamentary exchanges.


Congressman Manzullo co-founded and co-chaired the bipartisan House Manufacturing Caucus and also served as a co-chair of the House Automotive Caucus. In Congress, Manzullo spent a significant amount of his time on manufacturing issues. After he left Congress in 2014, he was appointed by the Comptroller General of the Government Accountability Office (GAO) as one of thirty experts in the field of manufacturing to study and issue a report titled 3D Printing: Opportunities, Challenges, and Policy Implications of Additive Manufacturing.


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 in Illinois. He holds a Juris Doctor from Marquette University (1970) as well as a B.A. from the School of Government and Public Administration of American University (1967), where he was selected to become a member of Pi Sigma Alpha, the national Political Science Honor Society. He is married to Freda Teslik Manzullo and is the father of Neil, Noel, and Katie Manzullo, and grandfather of Lukas Manzullo Thomas.

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