Anthony Foxx Joins the Board of the Volcker Alliance

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Volcker Alliance, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization founded by former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Paul A. Volcker to address the challenge of effective execution of public policies and to help rebuild public trust in government, announced today that Anthony Foxx has joined its Board of Directors. Mr. Foxx, who served as Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina from 2009 to 2013 and as the United States Secretary of Transportation from 2013 to 2017, brings to the organization a track record of dedication to public service.

“Anthony Foxx’s public service is inspiring,” said Mr. Volcker. “He is a proven leader and we need more talented young people to follow in his footsteps—into elected office and into the government workforce. He brings to the Alliance insights about how to involve people in their government and how to design good policies and put them into practice successfully. He also knows the importance of attracting talented people into government service. We are pleased to have him join the Alliance’s Board.”

Mr. Foxx, a North Carolina native and lawyer, worked earlier in his career for the United States Department of Justice and the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee and as a clerk for Judge Nathaniel R. Jones of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati. He received his undergraduate degree from Davidson College, where he was the first African American student body president, and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.

“I am excited about joining the Volcker Alliance team,” said Mr. Foxx. “I have learned firsthand how important effective government can be to the lives of the American people and I am enthusiastic about the opportunity work with the Alliance to help government perform better for our citizens. My experience in both local government and at the national level has taught me how important it is to our future that we attract the best and brightest workers we can find into government service. A talented workforce is the key to a high performing government and that is what is needed to help restore the trust of our people in our government. The Alliance’s mission is timely and resonates deeply with the values that motivated my own public service.”

Thomas W. Ross, President of the Volcker Alliance and a fellow North Carolinian, commented on Mr. Foxx joining the Alliance’s Board, “Anthony was a very popular, innovative, and successful Mayor of Charlotte. He led efforts to create jobs, improve recycling, and develop regional transit. His reputation as an innovator and creative, strong leader grew during his tenure at the US Department of Transportation. The country is fortunate to have had Anthony Foxx in public service, and the Volcker Alliance looks forward to learning from him and working with him to make government more effective.”

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