Stanton D. Anderson, Esq.
Stanton D. Anderson has served on our board of trustees since August 2013.
Anderson has served as Senior Counsel to the President and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce since 1997. He was a partner at the law firm McDermott Will & Emery until he resigned in February 2008. During his time at McDermott Will & Emery, he also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Legal Officer of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He also oversaw the National Chamber Litigation Center, the public policy legal arm of the Chamber; the Institute for Legal Reform, a Chamber affiliate dedicated to restoring fairness, efficiency, and consistency to the U.S. civil justice system; and the Chamber’s Office of General Counsel.
His involvement in national political affairs began in 1972 when he managed the Republican convention of that year. In 1976, he served as convention manager for President Gerald Ford; and in 1980, he served as Counsel to the Reagan-Bush Campaign. He served in the White House during the Nixon administration and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Congressional Relations under Henry Kissinger. He received a number of Presidential appointments, including the President’s Advisory Committee on Trade Negotiations and the Presidential Commission on Personnel Interchange and chaired the U.S. delegation to the United Nations Conference on New and Renewable Energy Resources in 1981. Anderson previously served on the Board of Directors of two public companies, CB Richard Ellis, a national real estate company where he chaired the audit committee for a number of years, and Aegis Communications Group, where he chaired a number of Board committees, including the audit committee.
Anderson graduated from Westmont College, and he received his law degree from Willamette University where he was a member of the Law Review. We determined that Anderson should serve on our board of trustees because of his significant financial and legal experience, prior service as a member of the board of directors of other public companies, and his familiarity with business policy.