Curtis S. Chin SOM '90, Managing Director, Public Affairs, Burson-Marsteller Appointed to State Department's Advisory Committee on Cultural Diplomacy
Curtis S. Chin SOM '90, Managing Director, Public Affairs, Burson-Marsteller, has been appointed to the Department of State's Advisory Committee on Cultural Diplomacy – one of the last appointments made by former Secretary of State Colin Powell. Mr. Chin joins six other distinguished Americans in advising the Secretary of State on programs and policies that advance the use of cultural diplomacy in U.S. foreign policy. The seven-member committee has been tasked with preparing recommendations to the State Department and Congress on how to increase the presentation of American creative, visual, and performing arts overseas. The Committee is also tasked with developing strategies to increase public-private partnerships that promote U.S. national interest through cultural exchange programs. "I am honored to be able to serve on the Advisory Committee on Cultural Diplomacy and look forward to playing a part in advancing global, cross-cultural understanding through cultural programs and policies," said Mr. Chin.
Mr. Chin serves as Managing Director, Public Affairs, in the New York headquarters of Burson-Marsteller, a leading global public relations and communications consultancy. He leads a team focused on corporate social responsibility and stakeholder engagement, among other areas. Mr. Chin also serves as the firm's first U.S.-based Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, a role designed to help foster ties and linkages across the Pacific. Previously, he oversaw the firm's operations in Beijing and Hong Kong, and also provided public affairs counsel to a range of public and private organizations while based in Tokyo, New York, and Washington, D.C. During the Administration of George H.W. Bush, he served as Special Assistant to Secretary of Commerce Barbara H. Franklin.