Senior Fellow, Former Senate Majority Leader
Bill Frist is a BPC senior fellow and co-chair of its Health Project and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Task Force, and is a member of BPC’s Future of Health Care Initiative. In addition to being a nationally recognized heart and lung transplant surgeon, he was Senate majority leader from 2003 to 2007.
Senior Fellow; Former Secretary of Agriculture
Dan Glickman is a BPC senior fellow and co-chairs its Commission on Political Reform, Democracy Project, Prevention Initiative, and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Task Force. He served as the secretary of agriculture from March 1995 until January 2001.
Senior Fellow; Former Senate Majority Leader
Trent Lott is a BPC senior fellow and co-chairs its Commission on Political Reform and Energy Project. He represented the state of Mississippi in the Senate from 1989 to 2007, serving as majority leader from 1996 to 2001.
Senior Fellow; Former Senator from Washington
Slade Gorton is a BPC senior fellow and previously served as a co-chair of its National Transportation Policy Project. He was a senator from Washington State from 1981 until 1987, and again from 1989 until 2001. Gorton served as a member of the 9/11 Commission.
Byron L. Dorgan
Senior Fellow; Former Senator from North Dakota
Byron L. Dorgan is a BPC senior fellow and co-chair of its Energy Project. He was a congressman and senator for North Dakota for 30 years before retiring from the Senate in 2011. Dorgan served in the Senate leadership for 16 years.
Board Member and Senior Fellow; Former Senator from Maine
Olympia Snowe is a member of BPC’s board of directors, a BPC senior fellow, and a co-chair of BPC’s Commission on Political Reform. She was the first woman in U.S. history to serve in both houses of a state legislature and both houses of Congress.
Tommy G. Thompson
Senior Fellow; Former Governor of Wisconsin and Secretary of Health and Human Services
Tommy G. Thompson is a BPC senior fellow and co-chairs its Long-Term Care Initiative. He is the chairman and chief executive officer of Thompson Holdings, and former secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services and four-term governor of Wisconsin.
James B. Lockhart, III
Senior Fellow, Co-Chair, Commission on Retirement Security and Personal Savings; Former Director of FHFA
James B. Lockhart III is a senior fellow at BPC and co-chairs BPC’s Commission on Retirement Security and Personal Savings. He is vice chairman of WL Ross & Co. LLC. Lockhart previously served as the director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency and the deputy commissioner of the Social Security Administration.
Senior Fellow, Co-Chair, Task Force on Defense Personnel, Former Senator from Missouri
Jim Talent is a BPC Senior Fellow and is the co-chair of its Task Force on Defense Personnel. Talent specializes in issues related to defense and national security and represented the state of Missouri in Congress from 1993 to 2007.
Colette D. Honorable
Senior Fellow, Former Commissioner, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC)
Colette D. Honorable is a BPC senior fellow. She is a highly regarded policymaker in domestic and international energy policy, and recently served as a commissioner at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC).