Vice Chairman, McLarty Associates

Ambassador John D. Negroponte, vice chairman, joined McLarty Associates in 2009, following a distinguished career in diplomacy and national security. Ambassador Negroponte held government positions abroad and in Washington between 1960 to 1997 and again from 2001 to 2008. He has been the ambassador to Honduras, Mexico, the Philippines, the United Nations and Iraq. In Washington, he served twice on the National Security Council staff, first as director for Vietnam in the Nixon administration and then as deputy national security advisor under President Reagan. He has also held a cabinet level position as the first director of national intelligence under President George W. Bush. His most recent position in government was as deputy secretary of state, where he served as the State Department’s chief operating officer. While in the private sector from 1997 to 2001, Ambassador Negroponte was executive vice president of the McGraw-Hill Companies, with responsibility for overseeing the company’s international activities. During those years, he was also chairman of the French-American Foundation. From 2009 to 2016, Ambassador Negroponte taught international relations at Yale’s Jackson Institute and from 2016 to 2018 at the Elliott School for International Affairs at the George Washington University. He currently holds the James R. Schlesinger Distinguished Professor Chair at the University of Virginia’s Miller Center.