President, Business Roundtable; former Governor, State of Michigan
John Engler is president of the Business Roundtable, an association of chief executive officers of U.S. corporations with a combined workforce of more than 14 million employees and over $6 trillion in annual revenues. A former three-term governor of Michigan, Engler assumed the leadership of Business Roundtable in January 2011 after six years as president of the National Association of Manufacturers. Engler serves on the boards of Delta Airlines, Universal Forest Products, the Wolf Trap Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation. He is a past chairman of the National Governors' Association. He also sits on the recently created Commission on the Humanities and Social Sciences at the American Academy of Arts and Science. Engler graduated from Michigan State University with a bachelor of science in agricultural economics. Later, he earned a law degree from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Mich.