ACCF Strengthens Board of Advisors

Former Cabinet Secretary, Members of Congress, and Presidential Campaign Advisor Join ACCF Bipartisan Board of Advisors

WASHINGTON, DC – The American Council for Capital Formation proudly announces the latest addition to its prestigious bipartisan board of advisors.

Hon. Joseph Crowley
Former Chairman, House Democratic Caucus

Joseph Crowley served as U.S. Representative from New York’s 14th congressional district from 1999 to 2019. During his tenure, Crowley served as Chair of the House Democratic Caucus from 2017 to 2019, as well as the local chairman of the Queens County Democratic Party from 2006 to 2019. He previously served in the New York State Assembly from 1987 to 1998. After leaving Congress, he joined Squire Patton Boggs in Washington, D.C..


Hon. Chuck Hagel
former Secretary of Defense, U.S. Senator

Secretary Chuck Hagel served as the 24th Secretary of Defense from 2013 to 2015. During his tenure, he directed significant steps to modernize America’s partnerships and alliances, advanced the rebalance in Asia-Pacific, bolstered support for European allies, and enhanced defense cooperation in the Middle East while overseeing the end of America’s combat mission in Afghanistan. Chuck also served two terms in the United States Senate (1997-2009) representing the state of Nebraska. He was a senior member of the Senate Foreign Relations; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; and Intelligence Committees. He chaired the Foreign Relations International Economic Policy, Export and Trade Promotion Subcommittee; and the Banking Committee’s International Trade and Finance and Securities Subcommittee.

Hon. Earl Pomeroy (D-ND)
former member of Congress

Congressman Earl Pomeroy served as North Dakota’s at-large U.S. Representative from 1993 to 2011. As he describes it, “I came with President Clinton and left with the Affordable Care Act.” While in Congress, Earl was a senior member of the Ways and Means Committee and chair of the Social Security Subcommittee. He applied his unique experience as a financial regulator to a variety of issues before the committee and was widely regarded as a leader on pensions and retirement income security issues. In 2011, Pomeroy joined Alston & Bird, where he works on the firm’s Legislative & Public Policy Group.

William K. Reilly

William K. Reilly’s career spans more than five decades of public service, non-governmental organizations, and private sector finance. He was EPA Administrator under President George H. W. Bush, a senior staff member at the White House Council on Environmental Quality under President Nixon and a founding Trustee of the Presidio Trust of San Francisco appointed by President Clinton. President Obama appointed Mr. Reilly co-chair of the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill and the Future of Offshore Drilling. Mr. Reilly was the Founding Partner of Aqua International Partners.


Karl Rove

Former Deputy Chief of Staff and Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush

Karl Rove served as “The Architect” of George W. Bush’s successful 2000 and 2004 campaigns.   He served as Senior Advisor to President George W. Bush from 2000–2007 and Deputy Chief of Staff from 2004–2007. At the White House he oversaw the Offices of Strategic Initiatives, Political Affairs, Public Liaison, and Intergovernmental Affairs and was Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy, coordinating the White House policy-making process.  Today, Karl is a bestselling author and is a Fox News contributor for Fox News and writes a weekly op-ed for The Wall Street Journal.

Over the last four decades, the ACCF Board of Advisors has demonstrated a historical commitment to bipartisanship.  It has included seven former Secretaries of Treasury, Secretaries of State, Defense, Homeland Security, four U.S. Special Trade Representatives, two EPA Administrators, multiple ambassadors and senior White House officials from President Trump and his six predecessors.

“From the Pentagon, to Capitol Hill to the presidential campaign trail, our newest board members represent decades of experience in policy and politics from both sides of the aisle,” ACCF President and CEO Mark Bloomfield said.  “We are honored to have them join our renowned board of advisors.”

The American Council for Capital Formation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan economic policy organization dedicated to the advocacy of an improved regulatory process, innovation in energy policy, dynamic free trade, an efficient infrastructure policy, a modern corporate governance process, pro-growth tax policy and a robust retirement system.