Carla A. Hills

Carla A. Hills
  • Carla A. Hills is chair and CEO of Hills & Company. The firm provides advice to U.S. businesses on investment, trade, and risk assessment issues abroad, particularly in emerging market economies. Ambassador Hills served as U.S. trade representative (1989–1993) in the Bush administration. During the Ford administration, she served as U.S. secretary of housing and urban development and assistant attorney general, civil division at the U.S. Department of Justice. Over the years, Ambassador Hills has served on a number of corporate boards and currently sits on one. She also serves on a number of nonprofit boards. She currently is chair of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations and of the Inter-American Dialogue. She is cochair of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the Executive Committee of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and of the Trilateral Commission. She is cochair of the Advisory Board at CSIS, as well as a trustee of the Center. She is also a member of the board of the International Crisis Group. Before entering government, Ambassador Hills cofounded and was a 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 coauthored The Antitrust Adviser (McGraw-Hill, 1971). She received her bachelor’s degree from Stanford University, her law degree from Yale University, and studied at Oxford University. She holds a number of honorary degrees, and she was awarded the Aztec Eagle in 2000, the highest honor given by the Mexican government to a noncitizen.

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