A national and international expert on trade, transportation and homeland security, Carol Hallett is counselor to the U.S Chamber of Commerce and the National Chamber Foundation.
For eight years Hallett was the president and chief executive of the Air Transport Association of America Inc., and earlier served as commissioner of the United States Customs Service, U.S. ambassador to the Bahamas under President Ronald Reagan and director of the western region of the U.S. Interior Department.
From 2003-2004, Hallett directed the Carmen Group’s homeland security practice and from 1993-1995 was senior government relations advisor with Collier, Shannon, Rill & Scott.
Hallett served three terms in the California State Assembly and from 1972-1982 was its minority leader. In 1982 she was the Republican nominee for California lieutenant governor.
A licensed pilot with experience in single- and multi-engine aircraft, turboprops and business jets, Hallett sits on the boards of Atlas Worldwide Holdings Inc., Mutual of Omaha Insurance Co., Rolls Royce-North America and Wackenhut Services Inc.
Hallett was born in Oakland, Calif., and was a member of Junior Statesmen while in high school there.