National Leadership Council
The National Leadership Council (NLC) is comprised of prominent business leaders, scholars and public servants who support Character.org's core mission and believe that comprehensive character education is the key to transforming our nation into a more just and compassionate society.
Dr. David M. Abshire
President
Center for the Study of the Presidency
Washington, DC
Mr. Peter Lynch
Vice Chairman
The Lynch Foundation
Boston, MA
Mr. Norman Augustine
Retired Chairman & CEO
Lockheed Martin Corporation
Bethesda, MD
Mr. Robert Mazzuca
Chief Scout Executive
Boy Scouts of America
Irving, TX

Mr. Zbigniew Brzezinski
Senior Advisor
Center for Strategic & International Studies
Washington, DC
Mr. Harold McGraw
Chairman, President and CEO
The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc
New York, NY
Mrs. Barbara Bush
Former First Lady
Houston, TX
Mr. John Pepper
Retired Chairman & CEO
The Procter & Gamble Company
Cincinnati, OH
Mr. Stephen Carter
Professor
Yale Law School
New Haven, CT
GEN. Colin Powell
Retired Four Star General in the United States Army & United States Statesman
McLean, VA
Dr. William Danforth
Chancellor Emeritus
Washington University, West Campus
Saint Louis, MO
Hon. Richard Riley
Partner
Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP
Columbia, SC
Mr. Archie Dunham
CEO, Conoco Philips (Retired)
Houston, TX
Mr. Harold Shapiro
President Emeritus
Princeton University
Princeton, NJ
Mr. Earl Graves
Chairman & Cheif Executive Officer
Black Enterprise Magazine
New York, NY
Dr. Ralph Shrader
Chairman and Chief Excutive Officer
Booz Allen & Hamilton
Mc Lean, VA
Mr. J. Barry Griswell
Chairman, President and CEO
Principal Financial Group
Des Moines, IA
Mr. James Turley
Chairman and CEO
Ernst & Young
New York, NY

Mr. Walter Isaacson
President and Chief Executive Officer
The Aspen Institute
Washington, DC
Hon. William Webster
Partner
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy
Washington, DC
Mr. William Kanaga
Orleans, MA
Dr. Clifton Wharton
Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer
TIAA-CREF
New York, NY
Mrs. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
Baltimore, MD