Charles T. (Chuck) Hagel
Chuck Hagel is a distinguished professor at Georgetown University and the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He also serves on the advisory board of Corsair Capital and is a director of Wolfensohn and Company. Hagel is senior advisor to McCarthy Capital Corporation, a member of Pfizer's Emerging Markets advisory board, and chairman of the Atlantic Council.
From 1997 to 2009, Hagel served two terms in the U. S. Senate, representing the state of Nebraska. Hagel was a senior member of three Senate committees: Foreign Relations; Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; and Intelligence. He is a former chairman of the Foreign Relations International Economic Policy, Export, and Trade Promotion Subcommittee, the Banking Committees International Trade and Finance, and Securities Subcommittees. Hagel also served as the chairman of the Congressional-Executive Commission on China and the Senate Climate Change Observer Group. Hagel currently serves on the advisory boards of many institutions, is a trustee of Bellevue University and Hastings College, and is cochairman of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund Corporate Council.
Prior to his election to the U.S. Senate, Hagel was president of McCarthy & Company, an investment banking firm in Omaha, Nebraska. In the 1980s, Hagel cofounded VANGUARD Cellular Systems, Inc., a publicly traded corporation. He is a Vietnam combat veteran and former deputy administrator of the Veterans Administration.
Hagel is the author of America: Our Next Chapter, a straightforward examination of the current state of our nation that provides substantial proposals for the challenges of the 21st century. A graduate of the University of Nebraska at Omaha, Hagel resides in McLean, Virginia, with his wife, Lilibet, and their son and daughter.