Carla A. Hills is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hills & Company, International Consultants. The firm provides advice to U.S. businesses on investment/ trade, and risk assessment issues abroad, particularly in emerging market economies.

Mrs. Hills currently serves as a Member of the Board of Directors for American International Group, Chevron, Lucent Technologies Inc., and Time Warner. She is a Co- Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Center for Strategic and International Studies; a Vice Chair of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and U.S. China Business Council; a Member of the Board of Trustees of the Asia Society, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Institute for International Economics, the America-China Society and the Inter-American Dialogue; and a Member of the Trilateral Commission.

Mrs. Hills served as United States Trade Representative from 1989 to 1993. As a member of President Bush's Cabinet, Mrs. Hills was the President's principal advisor on international trade policy. She was also the nation's chief trade negotiator, representing American interests in multilateral and bilateral trade negotiations throughout the world.

Mrs. Hills was Chairman of the Urban Institute from 1983 through 1988, and was a member of the Executive Committee of the American Agenda, co-chaired by Presidents Ford and Carter. In 1981-1982, she served as Vice-Chairman of President Reagan's Commission on Housing and in 1985-1986 as a member of the President's Commission on Defense Management. Mrs. Hills has been active in the American Bar Association, serving as Chairman of the Antitrust Section 1982-1983, and as Chairman of the Conference of Section Chairmen in 1983-1984.

Mrs. Hills served as Secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development in the Ford Administration (the third woman to hold a Cabinet position). From 1974 to 1975, she was Assistant Attorney General, Civil Division, United States Department of Justice.

Before entering government, Mrs. Hills co-founded and was partner in a Los Angeles law firm. She also served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of California at Los Angeles Law School, teaching antitrust law, and co-authored the Antitrust Adviser, which was published by McGraw-Hill.

Born in Los Angeles, California, Mrs. Hills received her bachelor's degree from Stanford University, her law degree from Yale University, and has studied at Oxford University. She also holds honorary degrees from Pepperdine University, Washington University, Mills College, Lake Forest College, Williams College, Notre Dame University and Wabash College.

Mrs. Hills resides in Washington, D.C. with her husband, Roderick M. Hills. They are the parents of four children.