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President, American Action Forum
Douglas Holtz-Eakin is president of the American Action Forum. Previously, he was former director of the Congressional Budget Office and former chief economist of the Council of Economic Advisers.
He has a distinguished record as an academic, strategist and policy advisor, including his recent role as a commissioner on the congressionally chartered Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission. In 2007-2008 he was director of domestic and economic policy for Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign. Previously, Holtz-Eakin was director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and the Paul A. Volcker Chair in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations. Holtz-Eakin serves on the boards of the Tax Foundation, the National Economists Club and the Research Advisory Board of the Center for Economic Development.