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Charles Kolb
Committee for Economic Development

Charles Kolb is President of the Committee for Economic Development (CED), an independent, nonpartisan organization representing over 200 business and education leaders dedicated to impacting U.S. economic and social policy. Before joining CED in 1997, he served as General Counsel of United Way of America. During nearly ten years of government service, he has held several senior-level positions: Deputy Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy at the White House; Assistant General Counsel, Office of Management and Budget; and Deputy General Counsel and Deputy Under Secretary for Planning, Budget and Evaluation, U.S. Department of Education.

Before government service, Mr. Kolb practiced law at two Washington, D.C., law firms: Covington & Burling and Foreman & Dyess. He also clerked for U.S. District Court Judge Joseph H. Young in Baltimore, Maryland. His undergraduate degree is from Princeton University and he has an M.A. from Balliol College, Oxford University. He received a law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law and was Editor-in-Chief of the Virginia Journal of International Law. He also authored a book on policymaking in the first Bush White House, as well as numerous law review and op-ed articles.

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