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KEI Spotlight

Congressman Donald Manzullo Joins KEIA

January 22, 2013

WASHINGTON (January 17) – The Korea Economic Institute of America (KEIA) is proud to announce that former Congressman Donald Manzullo joined KEIA as President and Chief Executive Officer on January 4th, 2013.  Mr. Manzullo brings more than 20 years of experience to his new role having previously served as the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific in the U.S. House of Representatives.

“The Korea Economic Institute of America is the only U.S. – Korea focused think tank in the United States and has tremendous potential to contribute towards enhanced economic and political relations between America and Korea. There are many critical issues facing our alliance in the coming months, and KEIA will play an important role in building understanding and strengthening this vital relationship.” Manzullo explained.

“Congressman Donald Manzullo will help take KEIA to the next level through his experience, visibility, and relationships. We look forward to this new chapter under his leadership” said Dr. Abraham Kim, Vice President of KEIA.

During his twenty years of service representing the 16th District of Illinois, Mr. Manzullo was a leading voice in shaping congressional policies toward the Asia-Pacific region. He was known as a staunch defender of American small businesses, the manufacturing sector, exports, and promoting fair trade between the United States and Asian economies.  He also served as a distinguished member of the House Financial Services Committee, sitting on the two most important subcommittees dealing with the U.S. economic recovery, capital markets, banks, and financial reforms. 

In addition, Manzullo was the Co-Chair and Co-Founder of the House Manufacturing Caucus, a chair of the House Auto Caucus, Chair of the U.S.-Canada Inter-parliamentary Exchange and a Commissioner of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China.

Prior to his congressional service, Manzullo practiced as an attorney in Oregon, Illinois before entering politics. He holds a Juris Doctor from Marquette University (1970) and a BA from American University (1967).  Manzullo is married to Freda Teslik and is the father of Neil, Noel and Katie Manzullo. The Manzullo's live on a small farm.

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