tWASHINGTON -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce has named Carol B. Hallett, 67, as counsel for travel and tourism, counterfeiting and corporate governance.
Hallett has a long record of public- and private-sector service in Washington. She stepped down as president of the Air Transport Association in January 2003. Since then, she has been head of the homeland security practice at the Carmen Group, a Washington lobbying firm, with the U.S. Chamber as one of her clients.
She served the Reagan and first Bush administrations as ambassador to the Bahamas from 1986-89, and was Customs Commissioner from 1989-93, where she developed a reputation for her willingness to work with the trade.
According to U.S. Chamber President Thomas Donohue, Hallett's "knowledge and experience will be a tremendous benefit in advancing our agenda on the Hill and in the regulatory agencies."
-- R.G. Edmonson