Global Conference 2015
Chairman, Annenberg-Dreier Commission; Former U.S. Congressman, California
David Dreier is chairman of the Annenberg-Dreier Commission and a former U.S. congressman from California. At the commission, he works to advance Walter Annenberg's vision of bringing together Asia, the Americas and the rest of the greater Pacific region by strengthening the free flow of goods, services, capital, information, ideas and people. Dreier, a Republican who was elected in 1980 as one of the youngest members of Congress, was instrumental in passing every free-trade agreement involving the United States. He is on the advisory board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, a distinguished fellow at the Brookings Institution and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. An entrepreneur and filmmaker, he also serves on the boards of the California Institute of Technology, Claremont McKenna College, the Pacific Council on International Policy and the Los Angeles Mission Foundation. Dreier is a graduate of Claremont McKenna (which inaugurated the Dreier Roundtable in 2014) and Claremont Graduate University.