Thomas McLarty III

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Thomas F ‘Mack’ McLarty III is the chairman of McLarty Associates, which he co-founded in 1998 following a distinguished record of business leadership and public service, including various roles advising three US presidents: Bill Clinton, George HW Bush and Jimmy Carter. Mr McLarty is also chairman of the McLarty Companies, a fourth-generation family transportation business. As President Clinton’s White House Chief of Staff, Mr McLarty helped enact the historic 1993 deficit reduction package and the North American Free Trade Agreement. He also organised the successful 1994 Summit of the Americas in Miami, which ultimately led to his appointment as Special Envoy for the Americas in 1997.Prior to his government service, Mr McLarty was chairman and chief executive officer of Arkla, a Fortune 500 natural gas company. Mr McLarty has served on the boards of many corporate and non-profit institutions including as a director of Union Pacific and the Acxiom Corporation, and on the boards of the Bush Clinton Katrina Fund, the Council of the Americas, the InterAmerican Dialogue, Ford’s Theatre and the Center for the Study of the Presidency. Mr McLarty is the recipient of the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Medal; the highest civilian honours of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama and Venezuela; and the Center for the Study of the Presidency Distinguished Service Award.

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