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Thomas Korologos - Participant

Tom Korologos is a Strategic Advisor at DLA Piper, one of the nation’s largest and most prestigious law firms.  He served as United States Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium from 2004 to 2007.  In 2003 Ambassador Korologos was Senior Counselor to Ambassador L. Paul Bremer, Administrator, Office of Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) in Baghdad and in the Defense Department, Washington, D.C. He was also responsible for all CPA Congressional affairs including playing a key role in the passage of the President’s Iraq reconstruction supplemental budget request.

Prior to going to Baghdad, from 1975 to 2003, Ambassador Korologos served as Chairman of the Executive Committee and was co-founder of Timmons and Company, a Washington consulting firm. He served in the Nixon and Ford Administrations as Deputy Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs (Senate). He also served nine years under Senator Wallace F. Bennett (R-UT). In 1980-1981 Ambassador Korologos served as Director of Congressional Relations for President Ronald Reagan's transition and served both the Reagan and Bush Administrations as a volunteer assisting in various Senate confirmations. He also was Director of Congressional Relations for the National Bipartisan (Kissinger) Commission on Central America.

Ambassador Korologos has traveled extensively overseas as a member and Chairman of the Advisory Commission on Public Diplomacy, and from 1995 to 2002 as a member of the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which has jurisdiction over all non-military US Government radio and TV broadcasting overseas. Earlier in his career, Ambassador Korologos was a journalist with The New York Herald Tribune, The Long Island Press, The Salt Lake Tribune and the Associated Press. Ambassador Korologos has attended every Republican National Convention since 1972, serving several times as Director of Official Proceedings. He was a senior advisor to Senator Dole during his 1996 Presidential bid. In 2001, he served in the Bush-Cheney transition and managed the confirmation of Donald Rumsfeld as Secretary of Defense as well as other nominees appointed by President Bush.

Ambassador Korologos earned his B.A. at the University of Utah and his M.S. at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, where he received the Grantland Rice Fellowship and a Pulitzer Fellowship. He was born in 1933 in Salt Lake City, Utah and is married to Ann McLaughlin Korologos, former Secretary of Labor.

Background

Organization

DLA Piper

Title

Strategic Advisor