Kelly Ayotte served in the United States Senate from 2011-2016, where she chaired the Armed Services Subcommittee on Readiness and the Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Operations. She also served on the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs, Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and Aging Committees. Most recently, Senator Ayotte served as the ‘Sherpa’ for Justice Neil Gorsuch, leading the effort to secure his confirmation to the United States Supreme Court.
From 2004-2009, Senator Ayotte served as New Hampshire’s first female Attorney General. Prior to that, she served as the Deputy Attorney General, Chief of the Homicide Prosecution Unit and as Legal Counsel to Governor Craig Benson. She began her career as a law clerk to the New Hampshire Supreme Court and as an associate at McLane Middleton.
Senator Ayotte currently serves on the boards of Caterpillar, News Corp and BAE Systems and the advisory boards of Microsoft, Blink Health, Revision Military and Cirtronics. She also serves on the non-profit boards of the International Republican Institute, the McCain Institute and NH Veteran’s Count.
Senator Ayotte graduated with honors in 1990 from the Pennsylvania State University and earned a Juris Doctor degree in 1993 from the Villanova University School of Law.
President/Chief Executive of the Dangote Group and Chairman of the Dangote Foundation
Co-founder, ONE & (RED)
Lead singer, U2
Co-founder, ONE and (RED)
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom
Chief Executive Officer, African Leadership Institute
Chairman, Mo Ibrahim Foundation
President and CEO of The Chicago Community Trust *
Managing Director, Global Policy & Advocacy, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation *
Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
President & CEO, Business Roundtable *
Global Head of Government Relations and Communications, Bloomberg L.P. Chairman, Bloomberg Government
Former Secretary of the Treasury of the United States
Senior Vice President for Public-Private Partnerships, Mastercard Inc.
Senior Advisor, Open Society Foundations *
Director of the School of Transnational Governance
Chief Operating Officer, Facebook
Chairwoman, The Sherwood Foundation and the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation
Board Chair, ONE, and Principal, Firefly3 *
* also serves on the ONE Action Board.