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William C. Eacho, III

US Ambassador, Retired,

William C. Eacho has enjoyed a career in business and diplomacy. He is co-founder of the Partnership for Responsible Growth, an organization advocating a global price on carbon. He also is a Visiting Professor of the Practice at Duke University's Sanford School of Public Policy, and serves on the boards of Salzburg Global Seminar, the American-Austrian Foundation, and the International Foundation for Electoral Systems. He served as US Ambassador to Austria from 2009 to 2013, where he led the multi-agency US government presence and was very involved in the State Department's efforts in support of a Southern Corridor to enhance European energy security. He was honored by the Republic of Austria with the Grand Decoration of Honor in Gold with Sash. From 1999 to 2009, he oversaw a diverse portfolio of investments as CEO of Carlton Capital Group in Bethesda, MD. Previously, he was CEO of Atlantic Food Services and Chairman of UniPro Foodservice, a $20 billion revenues foodservice distribution cooperative. Mr. Eacho received a Master's degree in Business Administration with Distinction from Harvard Business School and a B.A. combining Political Science and Economics from Duke University.

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